Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cemetery Polka

So much for more frequent blogging, eh? :D But as promised, pictures and ramblings about our trip to Highgate Cemetery. <3

Highgate is one of the oldest burial grounds in London. It is a beautiful, forest-like, well, actually quite overgrown place filled with beautiful graves old and new. Some of the residents are quite famous. We were there only a little while and  came across with Douglas Adams and Karl Marx. I would really like to spent an entire day in there, roaming, photographing and enjoying the scenery. After all the entrance fee was only like three or four ponds for adults. :)

But yeah, promised you some pictures so here goes!



The whole Highgate area is filler with churches, mansions and beautiful architecture.


Here is the grave of Douglas Adams. I don't know what is this pen jar thing but it probably has something to do with his career as a writer. Like, in place of flowers people bring pens?



Many graves had statues that related to the profession of the departed.







This black and red Celtic cross was on of the most beautiful that we found!









We have absolutely no idea what was this chair doing in there! Maybe it is marking a grave of some grandfather or maybe it it a place for some grandfather to sit and spent time with some late grandmother? Anyway, super creepy... o_o









Besides the gravestones I do love the vegetation over there! The beautiful plants creeping over ancient gravestones and enormous trees looming over them... so stunning. <3


Highgate as an area was filled with mansions with huge premises with barbed wire and electric fences with signs like: "No trespassing!". People there seem to be enormously rich and very, very private.


After our way too short trip to Highgate we went to see some of the museums in London! So next entry will probably be about those. I do hope that I'll have time to do it tomorrow already but it might as well be weeks... again. :D

16 comments:

  1. If I ever go to London, this is where I will definitely visit!

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    1. Please do! And make sure you have enough time, I still regret for trying to do it too fast. ^^;

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  2. Every time I see pictures of Highgate Cemetery, I want to go see it so badly! Your photos are beautiful ... :o)

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  3. So stunning! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos! I hope to make it there some day!

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    1. I hope so too! It's way too unappreciated place!

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  4. Absolutely amazing pictures! Highgate must be a visit if I go to London.

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  5. Wau, siinä on kyllä leposijat kohdillaan :) Ihanan erilaisia ja jylhiä kun nämä Suomen kantti x kantti -hautuumaat.

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    1. Niinpä! Suomessa ei kyllä osata haudata ihmisiä tylillä. -_-;

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  6. Ohhhh... I want to see it. I want it SOOO MUCH. It's absolutely amazing. It's like out of reality.

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    1. I know right! It is like... from some Victorian novel or a dream... <3

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  7. Jätin sinulle tunnustuksen blogiini :)

    http://graveyardgrotesque.blogspot.fi/2013/01/blogitunnustus.html

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  8. I adore the moss and flowers on the grave too ! it's so beautyfull, the power of the nature ! I love it !

    and the house with the barb is very impressive !
    nice pictures !

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    1. Thank you! Getting a house from the area would be a dream come true but I should probably make a hell of a lot money plus win a lottery or two to purchase one... :D

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