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General => About South Africa... => Interesting Places => Topic started by: Welsh on September 27, 2006, 04:56:08 pm

Title: The Graveyard Special
Post by: Welsh on September 27, 2006, 04:56:08 pm
Just for you my mate Zonkel,

I had to go visit my old man,s grave with my mum whilst I was in Wales, but found it interesting too.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01928.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01930.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01931.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01932.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01933.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01934.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01935.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01937.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01940.jpg)

With all this talk about the average life span being so much longer, I found it interesting that these stones from 1890 to say 1910 all show lifespans of 70 to say 90 years old? Who is bullshitting who.


But this one gutted me.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/IWelshman/DSC01941.jpg)

Welsh  :?  :?
Title: The Graveyard Special
Post by: Zonkelnut on September 27, 2006, 05:32:44 pm
Welshie, now you are giving me an erection so late in the afternoon. :wink:

They are beautifull, aren't they?
Title: The Graveyard Special
Post by: Welsh on September 27, 2006, 10:02:55 pm
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
Welshie, now you are giving me an erection so late in the afternoon. :wink:

They are beautifull, aren't they?


Just thought they were magic in there own way!

Old stone has a vibe to it.

Welsh  8)
Title: The Graveyard Special
Post by: IceCreamMan on September 28, 2006, 08:48:10 am
Quote from: "African Welsh"
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
Welshie, now you are giving me an erection so late in the afternoon. :wink:

They are beautifull, aren't they?


Just thought they were magic in there own way!

Old stone has a vibe to it.

Welsh  8)


I always thought i had a fetish for graveyards but i reckon i have now seen what a real fetish for graveyards is and i am perfectly normal.. :wink:
Title: The Graveyard Special
Post by: Welsh on September 28, 2006, 07:17:33 pm
Quote from: "Ollypiel"
Quote from: "African Welsh"
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
Welshie, now you are giving me an erection so late in the afternoon. :wink:

They are beautifull, aren't they?


Just thought they were magic in there own way!

Old stone has a vibe to it.

Welsh  8)


I always thought i had a fetish for graveyards but i reckon i have now seen what a real fetish for graveyards is and i am perfectly normal.. :wink:


Come on, did you read the first one, a Maltster by trade!!!! Love the term.

Welsh  8)
Title: Re: The Graveyard Special
Post by: JourneyMan on September 29, 2006, 10:59:18 am
Quote from: "African Welsh"

But this one gutted me.

Welsh  :?  :?


Saddest sight one can see, IMO. Ai. the little ones. Not fair.  :(  :(
Title: The Graveyard Special
Post by: Lito on September 29, 2006, 11:28:33 am
Ever seen the kids cemetry near grassy park/mitchels plain?

holy mother  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
Title: The Graveyard Special
Post by: Mark Hardy on October 25, 2006, 06:49:02 pm
Old grave site in Middlepos, Karoo

(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/4955/amt8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: The Graveyard Special
Post by: Wil net RY!!! on November 07, 2006, 04:07:40 pm
For those of you who have not been in Middelpos...and I suppose there can not be too many who have been. This is the centre of town. One house, one shop, one petrol pump (out of order), one post office and believe it or not, one hotel!!! (but the bar was closed) Oh yes, and the graveyard behind the hotel.
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c236/nelsonaa/off4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Graveyard Special
Post by: Jerrycan on November 30, 2007, 03:54:25 pm
The grave of Sarie Mare, the gal featuring in the song "My Sarie Marais is so ver van my af..."  Stumbled across it just outside Greytown on the way to Stanger, theres a weather beaten sign indicating the turnoff, then the gravel road leads into a plantation where the graves are.  It's about 14 kays outside Greytown off the R74.  Did not save the co-ords, kicking myself for that but Santa has an order in for a cable that will link my camera and GPS so every pic will have GPS co-ords embedded.
Title: Re: The Graveyard Special
Post by: tok-tokkie on November 30, 2007, 05:43:36 pm
Quote from: Ollypiel
Quote from: African Welsh
Quote from: Zonkelnut
Welshie, now you are giving me an erection so late in the afternoon. :wink:

They are beautifull, aren't they?

Just thought they were magic in there own way!

Old stone has a vibe to it.

Welsh  8)

I always thought i had a fetish for graveyards but i reckon i have now seen what a real fetish for graveyards is and i am perfectly normal.. :wink:

Come on, did you read the first one, a Maltster by trade!!!! Love the term.

Welsh  8)
I misread that as "Ma;treated Corn Merchant".  Strange things are some times written on gravestones & I thought you had found one.
I lodged at a house where the landlady's estranged husband was a maltster.  He lived in a single room & she shared her bed with one of the other lodgers.  I was 17 at the time & being exposed to life real quick.
Title: Re: The Graveyard Special
Post by: LeonDude on December 22, 2007, 09:49:22 pm
Ok, I've now had a few beers, but I'm going to try the photobucket thing, so bear with me.

These pics are of the wall of rememberance (SP?) at the voortrekker monument. I was suprised to find the ashes of this guy here. It must have been moved here during the last few years.

If this works, this first photo should just show the wall.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/WallOfRememberance/DSC00074.jpg)

Ok, it seems to work, so here's the rest.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/WallOfRememberance/DSC00073.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/WallOfRememberance/DSC00072.jpg)

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/WallOfRememberance/DSC00071.jpg)

Here's the unexpected name I mentioned.
(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/leondekock/WallOfRememberance/DSC00070.jpg)

I don't know if they allow bikes in here, will ask them next time I go there.