Tag: memento mori

Headstones of Cornwall

Our latest holiday took us to Cornwall and we stayed in a lovely lodge near Saltash that I highly recommend.  Click here to view Tamar Lodge. I’m totally transfixed that centuries later, you can stroll among the dead in old…

Mememto Mori in Northumberland

Once I had seen the beautiful Memento Mori headstones in Edinburgh, I was hooked and I wanted to find more. As an early birthday present, Mark took me to the wonderful county of Northumberland with an extensive list of graveyards…

Howff Cemetery in Dundee

OMNES EODEM COGIMUR translates to WE ARE ALL DRAWN TO THE SAME PLACE

I was recently contacted by Georgia Goodman, a student studying art and design at Dundee University. A recent project she had to undertake as part of her studies involved creating a guide for the wonderful city of Dundee and she’s…

Memento Mori Headstone Help

This striking Memento Mori headstone pictured below was taken at St Cuthbert’s in Edinburgh.   There are elements of this image that we haven’t worked out yet. We don’t know what is above the hourglass and it looks like a modern day light bulb,…

Meaning of Skeleton on Grave

On a recent trip to Edinburgh, I was amazed at the Memento Mori headstones that I found in Greyfriar’s Churchyard, but the headstones I found in St Cuthbert’s graveyard are simply the best that I’ve ever seen.  The graveyard mortality symbols carved into these magnificent and beautiful headstones led me to write up…