The Late Earl

By woolybill1
The graves of Earl Haig and Lady Dorothy in the grounds of Dryburgh Abbey. Haig selected this location and simple War Graves Commission gravestone in the Scottish Borders rather than a grand and ornate tomb. He is also memorialised elsewhere, of course.

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Thanks for looking.

Tags: Cemetery Gravestones Black and white Dryburgh abbey

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Comments


bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
2 Mar 2021 7:49AM
interesting write up and photography

fine mono work

oliver
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2021 8:08AM
Fine mono work, Bill.
2 Mar 2021 8:11AM
The sepia toning works very well here, Bill. A very nicely composed image.

JohnSmile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
2 Mar 2021 8:30AM
Before reading all your description,I was assuming (presuming, perhaps?) that the tall cross in the background was the Earl's final resting place.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Mar 2021 8:35AM
Humble Haig? 😁
Robert51 12 7 121 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2021 8:39AM
The toning really works well with the image. Great job.
jacomes Plus
6 28 35 Portugal
2 Mar 2021 9:47AM
So as the Earl has the humble stones, whose ego produced the big cross behind?
Nice composition and mono treatment ,Bill, as usual.
James
2 Mar 2021 10:12AM
Paraphrasing Two Suns in the Sunset:

Ashes and diamonds.
Foe and friend.
We shall all be equal in the end...
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2021 11:02AM
Lovely story behind a tranquil image. Excellent.

Kath

PS Hope you eventually get home today!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
2 Mar 2021 1:20PM

Quote:Before reading all your description,I was assuming (presuming, perhaps?) that the tall cross in the background was the Earl's final resting place.
I thought the same too. But whatever the tombstone, we're all the same when buried under the ground. A fine composition and capture here Bill 👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
2 Mar 2021 2:24PM
A very well kept old graveyard.
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2021 4:45PM
Lovely mono and toning Bill.
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
2 Mar 2021 5:18PM
The two stones at the front are Haig's. They are not unlike the ones provided by the War Graves Commission.
It reads: Douglas Haig born in Edinburgh June 19, 1861 departed out this World Sunday, January 29, 1928.
"He trusted in God and tried to do right"
Do you think the final wording alludes to his role in WW1 ?
Ian
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
2 Mar 2021 5:19PM
Resting in peace, without too much fuss. Nice work Bill.
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2021 5:36PM

Quote:Do you think the final wording alludes to his role in WW1 ?

It must do, Ian. I also believe he tried to do right; he just didn't go about it the right way.

Bill
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2021 7:37PM
Beautiful image, lovely resting place...
Isabel GrinGrin
3 Mar 2021 1:28AM
Ansonderful mono small landscape, Bill

Peter

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