A visit to Highgate cemetry
"Every big city has a great cemetery", a friend told me a couple of months ago. Paris has 'le Pere Lachaise' and London has Highgate cemetery. He strongly recommended this place to me and a couple of days later I was off on a small expedition to Highgate Cemetery, resting place of numerous famous artists, philosophers and politicians.
I have to say that I am truly amazed by this cemetery! It has a special atmosphere because the graves are in the middle of small forest, they seem abandonned but not quite. So here I was looking at one grave when suddenly I saw a massive monument:
The monument to Karl Marx! Beautiful surprise as I had no idea that he was burried there!
The day I went there was a young man who came all the way from Russia to take a picture for his thesis, you could really see his emotions standing in front of this great man’s grave.
Here are a couple of pictures from my wondering in the East Cemetery
The West Cemetry is closed to the public but you can visit it if you book a guided tour. The East Cemetry is accessible to the public every day from 10am to 5pm and cost 4£.