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Weekly Photo Challenge – Creepy

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Oh wow, I’ve actually been looking for an excuse to get on board with the Weekly Photo Challenge for months… So today’s task on Blogging 101 couldn’t have come at a better time! Here’s my first ever entry… My original Goth Beastie, hanging out in a local graveyard. Don’t have nightmares, now!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.”

Goth Beastie in Glasnevin Cemetery, by CrawCrafts Beasties

Glasnevin Cemetery, With Goth Beastie

Goth Beastie in Glasnevin Cemetery, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Call me macabre, but there’s nothing I like better than wandering around cemeteries. They’re peaceful, interesting and a little creepy at the same time. And Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery is one of my favourites! Luckily it’s just across the river and up the road, in the inner suburbs on the north side of the city. Opened in 1832, it now covers an area of around 124 acres, and is the final resting place of 1.5 million of Dublin’s departed. On my most recent visit, I was accompanied by Goth Beastie. She looked strangely at home among the gravestones…
Goth Beastie Among the Gravestones - CrawCrafts Beasties
If you’re interested in Irish history, Glasnevin is a must-see. Many of the significant figures from our recent past are buried here, including Daniel O’Connell, whose campaign to allow Catholics to be offered the same right to a dignified funeral as Protestants led to the establishment of this very graveyard! An early-mediaeval style round tower stands on his tomb, and it can be seen from pretty much anywhere in the cemetery – it’s in the background of this photo…
Goth Beastie with the Glasnevin Round Tower - CrawCrafts Beasties
Glasnevin is also home to some beautiful old trees, which line the pathways between the graves…
Goth Beastie Walking Through Glasnevin Cemetery - CrawCrafts Beasties
Goth Beastie in the Trees (1) - CrawCrafts BeastiesGoth Beastie in the Trees (2) - CrawCrafts Beasties
Goth Beastie in the Trees (3) - CrawCrafts Beasties
And there’s such a huge variety of styles in the monuments here, too! There are underground crypts…
Goth Beastie at the Underground Crypts - CrawCrafts BeastiesMore Underground Graves at Glasnevin Cemetery - CrawCrafts Beasties…Traditional crosses…
Monuments at Glasnevin - CrawCrafts Beasties
…And some more understated ones. Goth Beastie was particularly taken with this one.
Goth Beastie's Favourite Grave - CrawCrafts Beasties
But it wasn’t long before the sun got too high in the sky for certain pale-faced Beastie ladies! There was just time for Goth Beastie to seek out a little cool shade before we headed for home…
Goth Beastie Seeks Some Shade - CrawCrafts Beasties
How do you feel about graveyards? An interesting place to spend an afternoon, or too spooky for words?

Goth Beastie

Goth Beastie

Meet the first of my new Beasties – Goth Beastie!

Black hair, black dress, black makeup – and just to add a little colour, a bunch of black roses.  I also had a heap of fun putting an appropriate amount of metalwork in her ears… you can just about see the earrings in this closeup!

Goth Beastie Closeup

My local area provided me with the perfect backdrop for these photos – St Kevin’s Park, which was originally the site of St Kevin’s Church.  The church’s graveyard was cleared in the 1960s, and many of the headstones were moved and propped up against the walls.  The ruined shell of the old church still stands in the middle of the park, making it an incredibly sinister place to enjoy an alfresco lunch, but an ideal hangout for Goth Beastie.