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Highgate Cemetery (East) - London - Cemetery art and photography
Highgate Cemetery (East) - London
Opened in 1860, Highgate East is the newest extension of the cemetery, where the most famous graves are to be found.
That's where we started our visit, last summer, before the guided tour in Highgate West...

Douglas Adams' grave

Malcom Mc Laren will have the last word :

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donnad From: donnad Date: February 18th, 2014 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I visited Highgate about 20 years ago during a visit to London, it was on my "see this" list. The friend I was visiting could not understand why I wanted to see an old cemetery and not the Crown Jewels. (Saw those too.) I really love the way the forest is trying to reclaim the land and that they don't cut it back and clear it the way they do at most cemeteries here in the US.
Thanks for sharing these, they are lovely.

Edited at 2014-02-18 01:17 pm (UTC)
ys_melmoth From: ys_melmoth Date: February 25th, 2014 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome :)
I love how vegetation, nature, has a very special place in England, up to the middle of the cities, as well as cemeteries. In France, some parts of Père Lachaise had gone deliciously wild, but last time I went there, they were cleaning everything. In France, nature is allowed, but only in its place, carefully bounded...
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: February 18th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a wonderful place - and what fabulous photos! Thank you so much for sharing these.
ys_melmoth From: ys_melmoth Date: February 25th, 2014 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome :)
iddewes From: iddewes Date: February 18th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last time I was there Douglas Adams was still alive! I hope to go again at some point but I'm not living in England anymore.
galahadthea From: galahadthea Date: February 21st, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
great photos! I have been there too.. I would have loved to see more of the Western Part as the guided tour only show you bits.. also on the Eastern one you miss a lot, no matter hiow much you look and explore! I love that cemetery!
ys_melmoth From: ys_melmoth Date: February 25th, 2014 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you !
The Western guided tour is a bit frustrating, yes - I would have loved to spend much more time there, all alone amist the trees and crumbling graves. But it was interesting too :)
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