Videos tagged with "grey"
Crombie Memorial Stained Glass Window St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen Scotland [00:46]
Tour Scotland video of the John Eugene Crombie memorial stained glass window in St Machar's Cathedral on visit to Aberdeen. Born 30th April 1896, died 23rd April 1917. He was born at 91 Onslow Square, London, the only son of John William Crombie, Liberal MP for Kincardineshire. Eugene as he was always known was a Captain in the Gordon Highlanders who was Killed in Action, St. George's Day, 1917. He was also a War Poet and here is one of his poems. Easter Day, 1917, The Eve of the Battle. I rose and watched the eternal giant of fire, Renew his struggle with the grey monk Dawn, Slowly supreme, though broadening streaks of blood, Besmirch the threadbare cloak, and pour his flood. Of life and strength on our yet sleeping choir. As I went out to church on Easter morn. Returning with the song of birds and men. Acclaiming victory of throbbing life, I saw the fairies of the morning shower, Giving to drink each waking blade and flower, I saw the new world take Communion then, and now 'tis night and we return to strife. Huts, France, April, 1917. Eugene is buried in Duisans British Cemetery Etrun, Pas De Calais, France,.
Snowing Greyfriars Graveyard Perth Perthshire Scotland [00:40]
Tour Scotland video of snow falling at Greyfriars Graveyard on visit to Perth, Perthshire. Built on land formerly occupied by a Franciscan friary founded in around 1460, the graveyard has been restored and contains headstones dating back hundreds of years
William Miller Gravestone Necropolis Glasgow Scotland [00:39]
Tour Scotland video of the William Miller Memorial gravestone on visit to Glasgow Necropolis. Born in Glasgow, the Scottish poet Miller, born 1810, died 1872 lived most of his life at No.4 Ark Lane in Dennistoun. A carpenter to trade, Miller was an accomplished poet and songwriter. His works were published in various magazines. Sadly the beloved Miller died penniless and was buried in his family plot in Tollcross Cemetery. Friends and admirers raised this stone by public subscription. He wrote the famous poem Willie Winkie; 'Wee Willie Winkie runs through the toon, upstairs and doonstairs in his night goon, Knocking on the window and crying through the lock, are all the weans in their bed? for its past ten o'clock. Hey, Willie Winkie, are ye comin' ben? The cat's singin' grey thrums to the sleepin hen, The dog's speldert on the floor and disnae gie a cheep - But here's a waukrif laddie that wanna fa' asleep.'
Landing in Edinburgh with Ryanair - Landung in Edinburgh mit Ryanair Boeing 737 [02:21]
Landing in Edinburgh, Scotland from Memmingen onboard a Ryanair B737-800. Weather was grey and rainy and overcast clouds.Nice firm touchdown due the rain and wetness of the runway. Landung in Edinburgh an Bord einer Boeing B737-800 der Ryanair.
Greyfriars Kirkard Tour - Explore the Covenanters' Prison whenever you want! [01:46]
Greyfriars Kirkyard has many wonderful monuments, tombs and gravestones but the stories behind the people buried here are just as fascinating as their memorials. You'll get to 'meet' some of the most famous people in Edinburgh's history. There are over 150000 people buried here and we've got some fascinating stories! Greyfriars has an eclectic mix of Old Edinburgh characters. From one of the men involved in the first game of golf to be covered by the press, to the top judge in Scotland, this intruiguing historic Edinburgh attraction has it all. You'll 'meet' a supporter of the Jacobites who insisted that he was buried with a crate of wine which was to be dug up and drunk when the Jacobites regained the throne. Then there's the story of the man who acted as regent for the infant King James VI...and who was executed for his role in the assination of James' father, Henry, Lord Darnley. We also give you a chance to explore a mortsafe cage which was built to try and stop the bodysnatchers who undoubtedly roamed Greyfriars Kirkyard in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. One of the most famous anatomy 'dynasties' is buried here, Alexander Munro (primus) and his son, Alexander Munro (secundus) are buried here although the third in the line is buried elsewhere. Munro Jr was the anatomist who started the dissection on the body of William Burke, part of the infamous 'Burke and Hare' partnership. No visit to the burial ground would be complete without a detailed look at ...