Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons
Stuck in a tree?? o.0
Went for walk and ended up in the graveyard at the East and Old Church. I love walking around the very small space and trying to read the gravestones. A lot of them are so old they are just little stumps in the ground, or they are sinking into the earth. Some of the detail on them is very intricate. The letters ranging from simple block letters to really fancy cursive.
As we were walking around (it is very small, the actual grave site lawn is not that much bigger then the land our flat complex sits on) this older man starts talking to us about the graves and the area. Was interesting and he had keys to the church so asked if we wanted to see the organ because I've never seen it.
I've said before I'm not a religious person but the inside of the church was beautiful. The stain glass windows (memorials to the first and second world war), were gorgeous and you can't see them from the outside as they are protected to keep the neds from breaking them, so I didn't realize how colourful the actually are.
The organ is huge! The church had to be expanded when the organ was put in over a hundred years ago. I wish I could find a picture of it (and I didn't think to ask him if I could take one). He was telling us its going to cost £66,000 to maintain it the next time it is done. A lot of money.
The next nice day I will try to go up to Newmont Hill . Bigger, newer graveyard. Mr.Fuzzy's Great Grandmother is buried there in the older part of the cemetery. Just has her name on the gravestone, which I think is odd. Should have at least a birth date on it I think.
I thought about asking the guy with the keys to the church if I could put the little cow on the organ but thought I might get a few odd looks. No idea how I would have gotten him down :p Would have had to throw him in the air and cross my fingers he caught on something to stay on the organ and the guys little dog would have probably thought I was playing catch and would have run away with my little cow.