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Something lurks in the Village Graveyard by BusterBrownBB Something lurks in the Village Graveyard by BusterBrownBB
Something lurks in the Village Graveyard...........
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Deviantinterested Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   General Artist
I did have shots of Bobby's statue on the post too, just outside the graveyard, haven't a clue where all those ones, am really puzzled.
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Deviantinterested Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   General Artist
Clever. ;-)

Good one in B&W too. :-)

You've been to Grey Friar Bobby's Grave haven't you? You know those outdoor prison cells over to the left and a bit further up, now they are eery, very eery looking. I was fascinated with the feel of that part. Next time I go there, will get some shots.
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have been to Greyfriars, a long time ago though.
And yes, next time you'll definately be able to cast your artistic eye and take some great shots. :)
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Deviantinterested Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   General Artist
I always wonder why they buried him away from his owner John Gray. Never did find out. I should look it up at some point.

Yes, if and when I get there again, I will be taking a lot of shots there, as somehow, I can't find some photographs and it's really bugging me, as to where they are. They would be just prints though and not very good.
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it's a heartwarming story (as you know) here you are:

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Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman, and the two were inseparable for approximately two years.[1] On 8 February 1858, Gray died of tuberculosis. He was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby, who survived Gray by fourteen years, is said to have spent the rest of his life sitting on his master's grave. Another account[citation needed] has it that he spent a great deal of time at Gray's grave, but that he left regularly for meals at a restaurant beside the graveyard, and may have spent colder winters in nearby houses.
In 1867, when it was argued that a dog without an owner should be destroyed, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Sir William Chambers—who was also a director of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals—paid for Bobby's license, making him the responsibility of the city council.
Bobby died in 1872 and could not be buried within the cemetery itself, since it was and remains consecrated ground. He was buried instead just inside the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard, not far from John Gray's grave.
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Deviantinterested Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   General Artist
Yes, I know the story well, but so that is why Bobby was buried infront of the gates then, not by John's.
John's grave is to the right of his, as you walk in there.

Thanks BB. Settles that one then. :-)
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