070114.Bradford, The Tragic Treasury-4

January 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Posted in Angels, Architecture, Bradford, cemeteries - churchyards - and tombstones, Chisel Marks, Gardens & Parks, Monuments and Memorials, New York, Ruins, Sculpture, somerset | 8 Comments

This is the Cemetery near Beckford’s Tower on Lansdown Hill. I will be back to my usual attentiveness near the end of the month. Until then enjoy the songs from a Series of Unfortunate Events (samples can be found on iTunes). I’ll post more Phillip Jackson statues later.

UPDATE: Yesterday in New York was “No Pants Day” on the #6 Train (Bronx-Manhattan Eastside, etc Local) . It starts with one or two people getting onto the train without any pants on. Then at the next stop a few more, until finally over 130 pantsless individuals board the train to the shock of all on board. It’s been sponsored by Improv Everywhere, and my friends participated in it last year. Scroll to the third photogroup to see parts of some pictures.

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Gone, gone the girl in brocade
Gone the words we might have said
Howl, winds, beacuse she is dead
And gone, gone, gone

Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
Weary sighs the tune
Dreary, dreary falls the night
And eerie light of the moon

 

Gone, gone, my Beatrice
Gone the lips I longed to kiss
Into a black and bleak abyss
Gone, gone gone
(Chorus: Gone are the summers of croques and cribbage)
Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
(Gone, gone,)
Weary sighs the tune
(are the winters of)
Dreary, dreary fall the night
(snow,)
and eerie light of the moon
(sigh and secrets.)
Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
(Gone too.)
Weary sighs the tune
(silver springs, golden)
Dreary, dreary fall the night
(falls.)
and eerie light of the moon.

–“Dreary” by the Gothic Archies.
Hey, I won’t be checking this very often for a week or two but will get back to everyone after that.

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  1. Just happened across your site. Great photos … makes me all nostalgic of my hometown.

  2. This statue goes painfully well with the lyrics.

    The fact that it’s overgrown- and sunny- just makes it perfect.

  3. cette statue dans ce cimetiere est tres belle et tres nostalgique. j’aime beaucoup


    this statue in this cemetery is very beautiful and very nostalgic. I like much

  4. Angels in cemeteries make me think of children who’ve died. The saddest thing maybe.

  5. Such a moving photo. The angel is beautifully in ruins…really spectacular.

  6. Interesting. I live near a village called Beckford. I did a post about the village pub which you may be interested to see if only for the same name, the Beckford Inn. No idea if there’s a connection! Anyway if you search my blog you’ll find the post.

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