Cemetery on a Sunday

December 18, 2007

Kensal Green cemetery, the first of the seven ‘Victorian Valhalla’s’ that encircle the City of London. The cemetery has a fasinating history unfortunately it is a shadow of it’s former glory mainly due to lack of funds. However time and degradation have given it a new identity, I imagine it is the stereotypical image that most people associate with cemeteries just on a much larger scale.

We were lucky enough to visit on a day when the normal tour conducted by volunteers extends to the catacombs which were interesting, beautiful if a little disturbing and definately a highlight of the visit! Unfortunately photography was prohited in the catacombs themselves.

kensal green cemetery

image source:  http://www.derelictlondon.com/kensal_green_cemetery.htm

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