Friday, 9 May 2014

Old Calton Cemetery Edinburgh

On Tuesday I had the chance to indulge my taphophilia and took a wander around Old Calton Cemetery in Edinburgh's east end.

I was amazed at the size of some of the tombs and mausoleums in the old cemetery.

As well, I was amazed at some of the names of people buried here. Some of Edinburgh's important historical figures.

I wandered over to what I thought was a guard tower (to stand guard against the body snatchers) and discovered that in fact this was a rather large monument for David Hume, one of the fathers of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Although tucked away from the hussle and bustle of its Princes Street entrance, this is one old cemetery worth a wander around.

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