Saturday, October 30, 2010


This summer my girlfriend and I visited Edinburgh, in Scotland, and we went to the notorious cemetery or "Kirk yard" of the Greyfriars church, which is almost directly below the famous Edinburgh castle.
It is famous as being the site from which the "Body-Snatchers" recovered their cadavers to sell to the doctors of the Medical School. Many of the tombs are decorated with "Memento mori" or 'Reminders of Death', and date from the 17th , 18th and 19th centuries. Although a little ghoulish,  the cemetery is a tranqiil and beautiful place.

Happy Halloween.

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