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Re: Necropolis

Postby + 1 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:55 pm

Was here yesterday so just a few pictures -

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Re: Necropolis

Postby Lucky Poet » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:59 pm

More!

Obligatory atmospheric shot:
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I'm actually quite taken with the deterioration going on, a shame though it is of course:
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Must go back in better weather, cos yesterday's was well dodgy...
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Postby Lucky Poet » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:16 pm

Ronnie wrote:The building, designed by John Bryce, is known as the Facade. It was originally built as the entrance to catacombs, but these were never built. So the space behind the doors only extends as far as the rock face, around two or three metres. It's where they store the big lawnmowers, as well as any of the bronzes or statuary that is are danger of falling off the back of a hearse, if you get my meaning.


Here's the very chap again:
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And its long-winded (and almost punctuation-free) inscription:
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The adjoining bridge was erected by the Merchants [sic] House of Glasgow to afford a proper entrance to their new cemetery combining convenient access to the grounds with suitable decoration to the venerable Cathedral & surrounding scenery to unite the tombs of many generations who have gone before with the resting places destines for generations yet unborn where the ashes of all shall repose until the resurrection of the just when that which is born a natural body shall be raised a spiritual body when the corruptible must put on incorruption when this mortal must put on immortality when death is swallowed up in victory

A. D. MDCCCXXXIII

“Blessed is the man who trusteth in God and whose hope the Lord is”


The most religiose dedication for any lawnmower shed in Europe, shurely?
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Re: Necropolis

Postby minxy » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:25 am

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That's excellent.
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Re: Necropolis

Postby monkey6 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:02 am

It looks like candle light flickering at night in the large round tomb at the top! Very atmospheric.
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Re: Necropolis

Postby rabmania » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:07 pm

Noticed today (not been for a while) that the Superintendent's house has the windows all boarded up. Are we expecting a fire sometime soon?
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Re: Necropolis

Postby Fat Cat » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:13 pm

rabmania wrote:Noticed today (not been for a while) that the Superintendent's house has the windows all boarded up. Are we expecting a fire sometime soon?


I was speaking to a wee woman who lives in the Milnbank flats next door. She heard from the Parkie that it was being sold off by the council.
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Re: Necropolis

Postby north glasgow dave » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:31 am

just a shame the necroplis is in such a state...

ye think they would get some community service guys to resurrect those heavy tombstones....


there,s a thought

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Re: Necropolis

Postby Fat Cat » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:00 pm

north glasgow dave wrote:just a shame the necroplis is in such a state...

ye think they would get some community service guys to resurrect those heavy tombstones....


there,s a thought

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Or they could use "The Big Society" to do the job.

Isn't that the way our country is going?
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Re: Necropolis

Postby Mori » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:57 pm

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Re: Necropolis

Postby DickyHart » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:43 am

thanks for that Mori, nice find.
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Re: Necropolis

Postby thegazman » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:31 pm

I think good auld Gyles has upset half of the city with the colour of his umbrella :wink:
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Re: Necropolis

Postby Mark N » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:50 am

Nice day for it yesterday. Full set here.

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Re: Necropolis

Postby SusanR » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:19 pm

Never thought of trying here!!Can any one help before I go mad, have been down three times looking for the Mathew Montgomerie head staone marked number 9 on the map have walked and walked and cannot find it ( have no sense of direction and cannot read maps !) does anyone have a photo? So I can walk round and maybe recognise it .I know they do walks but I tend to go on the spur of the moment.
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Re: Necropolis

Postby Hamski » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:10 pm

Is there maps or guides available for The Necropolis?Would like to know a bit about the people buried here before going.
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