Saturday, March 13, 2010

St Clement's Graveyard


This is the graveyard of a very old church in the Old Town, Hastings dating back to the 14th century.  Among other things, it is famous for being the church where Dante Gabriel Rossetti married Elizabeth Siddal who was his muse and wife before she died an untimely death from laudanum (and possibly a broken-heart).  The tombstones here are so old you can no longer read the inscriptions (not that I can read anyway) but the grounds are especially good for mousing and ratting.  Now I am almost back to normal I quite fancy a bit of mouse for supper.

25 comments:

Kea said...

Ooh, our human loves old cemeteries! Okay, that sounds weird, but she always looks at the old stones and wonders about the lives of the people, the women especially, who wouldn't have had the options and freedoms we do today.

As for a mouse for supper, best to hurry up because Flynn at Eric and Flynn has been eating them all! ;-)

SilverNeurotic said...

Hopefully you find some nice mice in the cemetery.

Brian said...

I bet that can be a spooky place at night!

Poppy Q said...

Fazzie, I am glad that the only reason you are visiting the graveyard is for mousies. We were pleased to hear that you are better and have chased the flu away.

Take care sweetie.

Eric and Flynn said...

That looks like a very good place for hunting mousies. We hope you can catch yourself some nice fresh supper. We are glad you are feeling better again.

The Paw Relations said...

You must be a taphophile then Faz, just like our mum. She loves to spend lots of time in old cemeteries

ABBY said...

Faz
I bet you find a lot of mousies hiding in that old cemetery! That is a great hunting place no doubt. We are so glad you are feeling better.

purr on
Abby

Lucy the Cat said...

Look at that neat cemetary. How fun! My mama loves old cemeteries. This picture is so pretty.

Purrs,
Lucy

kittykye said...

Hi Christine and Faz :) Thanks for your wishes. Things do seem to be improving a bit at a time over here. I'm glad to hear that Faz is feeling better after a bit of sickness, too. I hope you feel 100% soon! :)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad that mouse is sounding good again! We are happy you are doing well again!

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are very glad you are almost back to normal!

Alasandra said...

Hopes you get a mouse. What atmosphere you have there. We bet you can tell a really good ghost story with that as a backdrop. ~AFSS

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are glad that you are feeling better! Hope you stay well.

Old cemeteries are furry interesting! Do you get to go out at in that place at night?

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Mm, mousie!!

Forever Foster said...

We are so happy to hear you are feeling strong and frisky, Faz:)

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Faz!!! We love your name!!!
Thanks so much for visiting us today on this lovely Sunday. What interesting information about the cemetery and you are looking quite nice sitting there in the grass.
Madi and Mom

Grrreta said...

We're very glad you are feeling better. We hope you catch a mousie.

MoMo said...

So sorry to hear that you were unwell. At least you are better now. How cool it is that you could visit interesting places like old churchyards! I only ever get to stay in my garden.

The Island Cats said...

What a cool cemetery! And we're glad you're feeling better, Faz! Now go get that mouse!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Hi Christine,

Thanks for leaving a comment at Space Paws... I'm so glad you went over to lend kittykye support! It's been rough for her.

I really enjoyed meeting Faz and Birks! I, too, love old graveyards and the perspective they lend to our own lives. Hope your mousing was successful!

Hugs,
Lisa and the Space Paws gang

Marlene said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better, Faz. Lovely cemetary. Reminds me of one I visited (or rather one of the many I visited) when I toured England and Wales a couple of years ago. Sigh... I love your neck of the woods.

Puss-in-Boots said...

A good place to find a tidbit of something, Faz. So glad you're feeling better.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Gee Faz, we are sorry that you were so ill!!!!!!! Thank heaven you are getting better and even feel up for a bit of mouse :) Happy hunting among the dead people,heehee
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

The Lone Beader said...

What a great photo, Faz! I love old cemeteries, too. We have a few old gravestones here in Boston, but they aren't nearly as old as some of the ones on the other side of the pond! ;)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

That is a lovely photo...it is artsy and would look nice in our library room!