An Autumn Visit to West Highgate Cemetery in North London

An Autumn Visit to West Highgate Cemetery in North London

 I hope you are all well and enjoy the autumn if you are based in the Northern hemisphere.

A few weeks ago I went to visit West Highgate Cemetery in North London to roam the leafy, ancient avenues of this Victorian cemetery. The cemetery opened in 1839 and there are many well-preserved graves dated back to the mid 19th century.

As I wandered down these old leafy paths, I stopped at random tombstones and read the names of the souls whose remains were buried there. I paid particular attention to the dates when they were born and died, as well as to any additional words that were engraved in their tombstone. The grave with the sculpture of a faithful doggy drew my attention [you can see it on the picture below]…. I found it profoundly moving.

West Highgate Cemetery is a beautiful, inexplicably calming and nostalgic place to visit and to reminisce about the past and those who walked these grounds before us. If you ever in London, I would highly recommend you to visit it.

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