Monday 19 May 2008

A day out in the graveyard...

It might sound a bit daft but a day out in a graveyard is one of the most interesting things you can do...

The achitectural styles, the faux gothix design, the inscriptions and stories that surround the individuals and the respective fame of some of those interned.

It all makes for a great insight into a community.

Hampstead Cemetery, West Hampstead, is no exception - it's on Fortune Green Road and is well worth the time in terms of having alook about and appreciating it's charm and depth.

If you click on these pictures they should opne up full size and you can enjoy the details - especially interesting for me are the range of designs - the gothic, the egyptian obelisk, the more traditional victoiran, the religious angel, the egyptian style tomb and the great piece of art deco green copper 1920's art.

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