I found many graves in Greyfriars Kirkyard with skull & crossbones, actual whole skeletons, Latin phrases like ‘Memento Mori’ (see last pic with worn out engraved text) and even spotted a vampire bat (Look close on the 1st pic! 🦇) engraved onto the headstones... an interestingly dark twist instead of the usual angels and cherubs etc ☠️🥀
This gives a whole new meaning to the song Mercedes Benz 🙏🏼😎🙏🏼 “Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends, So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?” - Janis Joplin
Mercedes Benz Tombstone
Linden, New Jersey
Ray Tse, Jr. fantasized as a teenager about getting a driver's license and owning a luxurious Mercedes Benz. Ray died in 1981 at the age of 15. His desire was posthumously and eerily fulfilled when his millionaire brother, David, commissioned a 36-ton granite memorial sculpted to resemble a full-size 1982 Mercedes Benz 2400 Diesel
Let me tell you about the romantic and gruesome story of Dom Pedro and Dona Ines, about which I found out yesterday while visiting the ancient Alcobaça Monastery. "Dom Pedro, son of Portuguese Alfonso IV, fell madly in love with his wife's Spanish lady companion, Dona Ines de Castro; they even had several children together. Even after the death of Pedro's wife, his father forbade him to marry Ines, fearing the potential influence of her Spanish family. A group of suspicious nobles put constant pressure on Dom Alfonso IV until he finally ordered the murder of Ines in 1355, having no knowledge that the two lovers had already got married in secret.
Two years later, when he succeeded to the throne, Pedro took his revenge by tearing out and eating the hearts of Ines's murderers. He then exhumed and crowned the body of his beloved wife and ordered the court to pay tribute to the deceased queen by kissing her now-decaying hand. The sumptuous tombs of Pedro and Ines are positioned one in front of the other, so that one day, when they will wake up, they will be able to look into each other's eyes again. <3