secret gardens :: stone angels of highgate

Highgate Cemetery in London is unashamedly the most romantic cemetery in Europe. Here is a sampling of some of its beautiful and timeless stone angels courtesy of flickr.com.

Canopied in primrose and meadowsweet, Highgate's terraced graves rise up alongside winding paths to an avenue of catacombs escavated out of the hillsides's sheerest slope. An iron gateway is flanked by obelisks and surmounted by an immense Prolemaic arch that opens into a narrow lane of stone shelved mausoleums. Brambles and creeping jenny enclose and climb down between the thick metal doors imparting an ominous mood to the cemeteries eerie grandeur.               from house & garden April 1987
a cemetery watch dog

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