Monday, November 04, 2013

Uproar at Kensal Green Cemetery

There is something rather yobbish about these angels hurling hand signals across the quiet mass of graves that are held here


This little lady is running around freely preparing for take off



This dear angel seems horrified at the goings on in the churchyard.


Even the stones are gossiping


probably about a relative of Brunel who just wandered past:


Further names are marked on either side:P1030630

and the family of Brunel we saw are from (or descended from) the other  side.


I gather Black Sabbath were photographed here in 1971 on the steps of the gothic mausoleum in the distance hereP1030597

This mausoleum is built from marble and gently ‘melting’ it will cost a fortune to be restored but as it is by an unknown architect it probably won’t be restored.


Eventually the day stood stillP1030603

As we passed through the dissenters are which is in stark contrast to the taste and splendour of the rest.  I was told the coffins in the catacombs under the Dissenters chapel were in poor condition and indeed they were – if one regards absence as poor condition….


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