02 May 2007

Wordless Wednesday - a tomb in a Cranham churchyard



This week's wordless Wednesday. The parish church of All Saints Cranham will be of interest to Georgians. It is where James Ogletorpe, the founder of the original colony, is buried. This is not his tomb though

47 comments:

Simone ( I will exercise for comments) said...

I am reading Goodnight Mr Tom with my grade 8's. The big discussion is about it would be to live in or near a graveyard.

The Black & white is very effective.

Melanie said...

Nice picture. Very interesting. Happy WW.

Stacie said...

I love your architectural shots; they are so beautiful.

Alison said...

I love graveyards. You can all take that how you want ;-)

Don't think I've every haunted the Cranham one, though I liked Upminster. Like the atmospherics.

Anonymous said...

Very nice photo!! Happy WW!

mar said...

Very cultural ww :)

Chris said...

So whose tomb is it? ;-)

Great shot as usual Jams.

Comedy + said...

Beautiful. I love black and white photography. Happy WW.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. I'm glad you liked the photos. I took it today (a good way to pas a strike day!)

Alison, St Lawrence will be next week!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

At first I read 'All Saints,' and thought you had photographed a girl band tribute! I'm glad to see that's not the case, and that this is a serious picture.

Happy WW!

jams o donnell said...

Dont worry ewbl, I'll NEVER EVER post one of those!

jams o donnell said...

Chris the name on it was Woodruffe. It didnt ring a bell but they must have been local grandees. perhaps they owned Cranham Hall

Sue said...

It a beautiful tomb, and lovely photo! Thanks for stopping by and happy WW!

Beaman said...

Nice photo. I rather like graveyards, strangely enough.

Linda said...

I love pictures of different types of gravestones. This one is quite fascinating, any idea why it's fenced in?

Julie said...

Nice and crisp--great contrast!

Starrlight said...

Great picture. I love black and white!

Shoshana said...

That is a nicely framed picture.

Alissa said...

Neat picture! I wonder why they fenced around the stone?

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

Nice shot! I love B&W photos! :-)

Happy WW!

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Nice! Sad there needs to be a fence around it though

Denise Patrick said...

Very nice looking monument. Whose is it?

Steve Bates said...

Great pic, jams.

I'm reminded of a large cemetery near the central Texas town of Columbus. There are a number of very elaborate tombs of this sort, surrounded by really old trees and yes, sometimes by fences. (I don't know why.) There are other graves, less pretentious and unfenced, but decorated very colorfully in a traditional Mexican-American manner. Apparently there was also a major chapter of some kind of lodge called Woodcutters nearby; their tombstones looked like the trunks of trees! I'll have to locate and post some of the pictures I took.

anyhowblogs said...

Another great Black & White shot! Love it!

amy said...

Nice picture.
Bet there is a lot of history near there!


Im inviting all WWers to join the scavenger hunt we started yesterday on my blog. We are having a a great time and we have over 80 people playing!! and we have some cool prizes! It just started so there is plenty of time to sign up. Hope you will join us!!!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Very nice photo and interesting. Thanks so much ! Happy WW.

Angel ( Angel Mama Pearls of Wisdom)

Biker Betty said...

I love this black & white photo. GB has many great places to see. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Wednesday,
Biker Betty :)

An Ordinary Mom said...

I always learn something new at your site and I like that. Great shot!

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone for your comments. Denise, the name on teh tomb was Woodruffe. THey may ahve been the owners of the nearby Cranham Hall

That sounds like a fascinating cemetery Steve. I would love to see the photos

Jenn in Holland said...

Once again, a lovely shot. I really like the black and white. I also happen to love cemetaries. There is just something very cool about the history there.

FelineFrisky said...

Beautiful & stunning. Love your B&W's. D :)

beakerkin said...

Fencing off an individual marker is unusual.

Mama Duck said...

Oh, this is interesting & a unique structure as well. Thank you for sharing and happy WW!

Lisa - Lil Duck Duck

ribbiticus said...

beautiful! taking the photo in b&w makes it more dramatic. my ww's up! ;)

Mags said...

That's a beautiful picture...it's coloring makes it very still and eerie.

Qtpies7 said...

That is a very nice picture, I love the black and white.

Shaz said...

I love the history behind your posts x x x

jams o donnell said...

Once again I am glad you like the pics.

Beakerkin, it is not common but I've noticed it with some larger and older ones.

Danielle said...

Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing.


Happy WW

Be well and enjoy the day

impworks said...

Great photograph.

jams o donnell said...

Danielles, Impworks.. again I'm glad you liked it!

Sherpa said...

Very Cool. Nice tomb.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Sherpa!

anyhowblogs said...

The answer to WW : Guess-It is up. Go on down and see if you hit the jackpot this week.

Anonymous said...

I recall a morbid fascination as a child when this tomb started to settle and split on the side furthest from this viewpoint, that bodies would start to tumble out. Remedial work and subsequent repairs were to disappoint me - no bodies ever fell out! Now residing in California, my last visit to All Saints was over ten years ago for my father's funeral.
Oglethorpe and his wife are interred in a tomb in the middle of the main aisle. That tomb was last unsealed in the 1930's when attempts were made to move the remains to Georgia, but were abandonded when factions couldn't agree on Atlanta or Savannah at the final resting place.

Anonymous said...

Rev John Woodruff was the Rector of Cranham in 1785, and this is the family tomb dating from that time.

jams o donnell said...

Hi anonymous, thanks so much for the information. I love the churchyard and the nearby marsh. They are perfect for escaping the hurly burly of life for an hour or two.

Perhaps it's just as well the bodies didn't fall out!