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Boot Hill in Courtenay

By tonyguitar
The oldest graveyard in Courtenay. It is next to Mission Hill just as you leave town northward towards Campbell River. They didn't bother to level things in the old days. Almost looks old enough to be in the UK?

Tags: Graveyard Landscape and travel Courtenay graveyard Boot hill Old graves

Voters: taggart, gwynn56, Daisymaye and 12 more

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Sep 2012 1:40AM
LOL! Tony--- we have similar--- but I bet ours are at least 50 years older than yours! Amazing how similar it looks to one near us--- That is where the people who built our house live---under those curious ghost shaped graves--- (House was built in 1860)

A wonderful image, i especially like what is inside that ornate fence---

and I think the butterfly was newly hatched---not much done to the image!

Thanks for looking in!

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Sep 2012 3:07AM
I've never seen that cemetery. Looks very interesting, wish I could see the date on the headstone. Great capture.......Sandy
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
19 Sep 2012 3:32AM
Sandy, It is next to the oldest church north of Nanaimo at the foot of mission hill. The church is white siding and, [ sadly for us photogs], does not look that old at all. TG
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 4:54AM
A rather unusual subject matter Tony, however from a historical perspective a very interesting one. "The image certainly lends its self to a monochromatic makeover?"

Regards Nathan
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
19 Sep 2012 10:48AM
Good idea Nathan. This is suited to B&W. TG
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 1:14PM
some great history attached to this image - we sometimes visit nearby churchyards, it seems now for lack of space they open very old graves and reuse them and one in particular we were told did not bury on top of old graves that were from the times of the plague (why I do not know but its fact)Wink
9 10 10 England
19 Sep 2012 4:48PM
Along with some friends, did a survey of one of our local churchyards, and the history was amazing. Gave the finished book to the Vicar. That's a lovely bit of ironwok in your image.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Sep 2012 5:22PM
Great last resting place Tony, not sure if it is the same in the states but when you read the obituaries in the times in the UK people die in alphabetical order.


tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
19 Sep 2012 7:35PM
Alphabetical order? Not too surprising. Brits are so well organized. TG
Tibetan 6 3 England
21 Sep 2012 11:17AM
I like the Iron work round the main Grave must be of some rank compared to the sparse nature of the others, it's all down hill from here on love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
21 Sep 2012 5:39PM
Thanks for your good comments. Nice that my photo choices even get noticed. TG
23 Sep 2012 10:31AM
Great photo i love old Gringraveyards,well done.Grin
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
23 Sep 2012 2:29PM
Clicks and comments,..sooo much appreciated,..and Moville, welcome. Good to meet you. I sure like your Londonderry...'Derry' composition. TG

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