From Lucy for 'My World Tuesday'

Skull and Crossed Bones

Church Ope Cove, Dorset, England.

The graveyard where I took the skull and crossed bones photo is a very lovely, no-longer used one in woods, on a cliff, high above the sea next to (and, partly within) the ruins of a mediaeval church below the remains of William Rufus' (Norman) Castle which is even higher up the cliff.

This is my first contribution to 'My World Tuesday'.


Wolynski August 4, 2009 at 10:11 AM  

Very interesting blog. Where did you find the crossed bones?

Arija August 4, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

I would love to see more, the graveyard, the castle the flora ...
jut to set the scene for the buried pirate.

3c August 4, 2009 at 12:38 PM  

Hello Wolynski - I'm still having trouble with the layout of the blog and seem to have rubbed out information about where the tomb with the skull and crossed bones is. Apologies for that - I'll add that in now.

It is above Church Ope Cove, Portland, Dorset - in England

I've been over to visit your blogs. I'm fascinated by the one about Vegas. It's so thoroughly another world from where I live! I'm a little less certain about the other one - though it certainly is funny.

SandyCarlson August 4, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

That was a trip back in time. Must be wonderful to be so near this site. Your description and photo have my imagination racing!

Wonderful stuff.

Thanks for joining My World Tuesday!

3c August 4, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

Hello Arija.

That's a good idea. I'll have to go back to Church Ope on a sunny day (today is drizzly and grey) and take some more photos of this Churchyard and the sea below.

I'll pay more attention to the inscription on the tomb this time - though it is very worn and faded and difficult to read.

The whole area is lovely.

3c August 4, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

Hello Sandy.

Glad you enjoyed your visit to

The Third Column.

Do come again!

Dirk August 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

Looking forward for more pictures of the churchyard!

Babooshka August 4, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

I lived this was many years ago ans wish I had come across this. Interesting choice.

The Good Life in Virginia August 4, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

a very interesting capture from the church yard.
enjoyed visiting your blog this morning.

3c August 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM  

Hello Dirk - I think I'll have to do more about this churchyard now!

I find your blog very interesting too - and striking! - though, with my computer, I found it took a long time to load both the blog page and the one for comments.

3c August 4, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

Hello Babooshka - I don't know why I chose this photo for my first participation in 'My World' - except that I took it only a few days ago and the most recent images are often the ones one most wants to show others!

3c August 4, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

Hello Good Life in Virginia. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

I'm interested in two things about your own blog. One is the soft texture of the photos. Do you chose for them to look like this on purpose or is it your camera? It certainly gives your work a distinctive 'look'.

The other is about your vintage textile interest which sounds fascinating. I didn't go through your blogs very far . . . but do you publish posts about the textiles as well as the things you see in ordinary life?

Russ August 4, 2009 at 7:27 PM  

Very cool. I just finished reading Stephen Lawhead's King Raven Trilogy which features William Rufus as a character :) I'd love to see this area in person.

Euroangel August 4, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

welcome to MWT....nice entry...lovely blog! happy blogging!

3c August 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

Hello Russ

I hadn't heard of the King Raven Trilogy until you mentioned it here. I've just looked it up on the internet and the descriptions of it suggest it is a good read but has pretty tenuous connections with history or legend! Is that right?

A book which also is linked with this area (to do with smuggling) is 'Moonfleet' by William Meade-Faulkner. Do you know that too?

3c August 4, 2009 at 9:57 PM  

Hello Euroangel. Thank you for your welcome - and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to The Third Column. I'm looking forward to your comments in the future.