Saturday, June 18, 2011

Graveyard Fieldtrip

Sigh...I've been a bad Blogger again :oS It's been quite nice out the last few days so I took advantage and went to the beach in search of sea glass. Plus I was completely overwhelmed by all the birthday wishes on my last post!!!! Thank you! I promised you pictures of my birthday gifts but I'm going to hold off because Canada Post has been on strike and there are still a few things to come ;o) Don't worry though, I will share! LOL!

Since it's another drab day out, I thought that I would show you some pictures that I took last month. I went to the oldest graveyard in Liverpool and marvelled at the artwork on some of the tombstones. Some of these might look familiar to you -

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I didn't realize that these symbols were actually used because I had only ever seen them on cross stitch patterns. I'm very curious as to story behind them. Does anyone know?


11 comments:

Paula said...

Isn't that angel just adorable:0}

Karen said...

Those are neat pictures... don't you just love old graveyards!


Happy birthday....can't wait to see all of the goodies.

Carol said...

You know if you challenge a reference librarian with a question, she'll do her best to find an answer don't you, Cathey? Well, here's one answer on the significance of the angel faces on gravestones: http://www.marlowhistoricalsociety.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=436

(It's in the 2nd paragraph a bit more than half way through--very interesting.)

I just love old graveyards, too--you got some beautiful shots...

mdgtjulie said...

Great photos, but none of them are familiar to me.

Chris said...

I think if you google gravestone motifs and meanings you can find something on line. I know that many of the motifs are also found on samplers and have been discussed at some class or symposium I went to.
I love the pics! and I love Liverpool :)
Happy Sunday!

Valerie said...

Thanks for sharing your graveyard photos! I just love looking at old gravestones...they have so much character!

Melanie said...

These are great photos. I love old gravestones. They have so much character. Thanks for sharing! :)

yuli-prezent said...

Very interesting!

Lany said...

Hola querida,

No tengo ni idea, esta información que leo aquí es la primera que veo sobre el tema....que por cierto es interesante.
Felicidades atrasadas por tu cumpleaños....pues ando sin tiempo de pasar por los blogs, y ando retrasada con todo...

Besos,
Lany

♥ Nia said...

Completely different from the graveyards that we have here, there are also tombstones but with very different inscriptions!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh--how neat!! Love the pics, thanks for sharing.