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