The World of Daman Beatty

Grey Friar’s Beatler


I have begun sifting through the 12,670 photos we took on our recent trip to Europe and you’ll see more of those popping up here soon. But for a little taster I couldn’t resist to mess around with this freaky image of me sitting on a crypt in the Greyfriar’s Kirkyard Cemetery, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Greyfriar's Beatler (at Greyfriar's Kirkyard Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
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I am not sure if I look more like a nerdy tourist, or some sort of geeky serial killer vampire with my rolled up shorts and sandals but nonetheless it makes for an intriguing image.

“Denn die Todten reiten schnell” translated from Bram Stoker’s Dracula means “For the Dead travel fast”. I felt this added to the creepiness of the image which was taken by my loving wife, Fatima..