Carlyle Funeral

The sad day has arrived.


Mourners gathered last night at the house of the late John Carlyle, who passed away 226 years ago. The trip was long and hard, and I know not all of you could make it in time. So let me take you there now. Just click here.

13 Responses to Carlyle Funeral

  1. Olivier says:

    merci d’avoir pris le temps de mettre cette serie de photos sur l’enterrement de John Carlyle. Les costumes sont superbes. Je pense qu’il devait y avoir une bonne ambiance.
    Tout les ans vous refaites l’enterrement ?

    cette serie de post etait vraiment tres interessantes; j’ais vraiment adoré, je regrette de ne pas avoir de fantome a Evry ;o)

    thank you to have taken time to do this series of photographs on the burial of John Carlyle.
    The costumes are superb. I think there must have been good ambience.
    Is the burial done every year?
    this series of posts was really very interesting; I really liked it, I regret not having a ghost at Evry. 🙂

  2. Ben says:

    Thanks Marie for great followup!
    I nominate this series for the best series of the month.

  3. mariemcc says:

    Olivier, je suis contente que tu si aimais la visite courte dans la vie et la mort de John Carlyle. C’etais bien interessant, mais c’etais bon que j’avais deja fait un tour de la maison pendent la journee. Il n’y a que la lumiere de bougie, donc il fallait attend jusqu’a le fin pour prendre des photos. Oui, on le refait chacque annee, mais celui-ci est seulement le deuxieme annee de cette coutume. Les gens ont suivi le cheval au cimitiere, mais le genoux me blocque d’y aller. Prochaine annee!

    Olivier, I’m glad you enjoyed the brief glimpse into the life and death of John Carlyle. It was very interesting, but I’m glad I did a tour of the house previously in the daytime. There was only candlelight, so I had to wait until the end in order to take photographs. Yes, they do the funeral annually, but this is only the second year that it has ever been done. Everyone followed the horse to the cemetery, but I had a problem with my knee which prevented me from going. Next year!

    Ben, glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the compliment. 🙂

  4. passante says:

    What a great account and pictures of the event—from one who was there! It was a truly interesting occasion, and your pictures and commentary sum it up perfectly.

  5. Kate says:

    What fun you must have had! Are we reconciled with death or just fascinated by it? It’s been a great series with a good deal of credit going to the narration.

  6. Keropokman says:

    thanks for the educational posts.

  7. jazzy says:

    it looks like a very popular gathering.
    we don’t have anything similar to that, so from my point of view it’s very interesting to visit most of the American blogs who are covering the (pre)Halloween… all those spooky stories… pumpkin photos are great… amazing.

  8. mariemcc says:

    Passante and Kate, thanks so much.

    Kero, hope you had fun, too!

    Jazzy, Halloween of course is for kids here, but I think adults have almost as much fun getting into the spirit of the season. And I’ll never be too old for a good ghost story! 🙂

  9. russiello says:

    It must be sad indeed when someone passes away so unexpectedly.

  10. Annie says:

    All I could think of was “What a bad hair day” for all the guys in wigs!

    Okay, after I thought that I thought this would be a fun and informative evening activity. Thanks for bringing it to us, Marie.

  11. John says:

    Gee… it took a long time for them to get round to the funeral!

    ( sorry for being so flippant!)

  12. Wendi says:

    You are definitely in the Halloween spirit!

  13. Nathalie says:

    First this wonderful series of spooky photos around the theme of Halloween and now THIS! You Americans don’t do anything small do you ? Loved the lot, thanks for all!

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