Highgate Cemetery

Apologies for the lateness of this week’s Something Interesting. We were in Edinburgh for the weekend, and I’m trying to catch up.
Lauren and I recently spent an afternoon in Highgate Cemetery, in North London. Like most cemeteries, it’s a wonderfully photogenic place. For proof, click here

4 Responses to “Highgate Cemetery”

  1. Lucinda

    I hesitate to state the obvious amongst learned literary types, but maybe Gordon (unimportantly Ernest) Bell was just making an Oscar Wilde reference.
    I agree though, that he seems like he would have been an interesting person to meet.

  2. Jacob Sager Weinstein

    For heaven’s sake–I can’t believe I missed the Oscar Wilde reference! Lucinda, you’re absolutely right. I bet that’s what it is.

  3. Tom Reynolds

    Lovely collection of photos. And some well spotted gems as well. The double headstone renews some faith in human nature.

  4. Peter Hankins

    I think it’s a picture of, not by Tom Wakefield (see http://myweb.lsbu.ac.uk/~stafflag/tomwakefield.html) He wrote some interesting sounding books (“He’s Much Better He Can Smile Now”, “Trixie Trash – star ascending”)which one day I will get round to reading. The combination of being gay and a teacher of handicapped children possibly accounts for his being described as a mother(?).
    Incidentally, it’s a bit unsettling to see ivy-covered graves of people who weren’t even feeling a bit under the weather last time I visited Highgate…