Sunday, September 2, 2007

Highgate Cemetery - First Visit

Saturday was my most favorite trip out and about so far - Highgate Cemetery.  It is an unbelievable Victorian garden cemetery that has incredible energy.  We did the east side which was a £3 entrance fee and then bought the little map of the well-known graves for £1.  Karl Marx is actually the only "famous" grave that we saw (we did not follow the map) and wow, you cannot miss it.  For someone who was all about equality, he ended up with the largest and most ostentatious monument in the East side.  Ugly too.  In some areas, the foliage has completely consumed the graves and markers dating back to the mid 1800's.  I cannot wait to go back and wander around some more - it was truly beautiful and really interesting!
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