I had a fabulous time looking around Brompton Road Cemetery in London yesterday. So easy to get to, go to West Brompton on the tube, turn right out of the station and you're there!
There were so many lovely statues it was hard to narrow down a few favourites to share with you.
This cemetery featured in the latest Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jnr and it really has a great gothic feel to it.
Parts of it were wonderfully overgrown and other parts were being kept neat and tidy, but I loved seeing the ivies, bracken, wild sweet peas etc and hearing the crickets chirping away in the undergrowth.
Some great cracked and rusting textures were to be found, these from the side of a tomb.
I'd never seen the likes of this magnificent tomb before and I had to wonder if the body was in this structure or safely in the ground underneath.
Yup, the crow is for real in this shot, he added a wonderful, other worldly feel to the place, keeping his beady eye on us as we wandered around.
Just love the angels and as I've got another journal class coming up I can see them taking centre stage in it :)
It was unusual to find a male statue, a very handsome chap.
Some of the tombs were massive and so ornate. You could look through the bottom of the screen door and there was light flooding through the stained glass windows round the back that have some how evaded the vandels over the years.
I'm a great fan of cat statuary, this one reminding me of the one in Highgate Cemetery.
It was a glorious day and a fabulous cemetery, I'm sure to visit again but going to go on a Sunday when the Friends of Brompton Cemetery have a shop open on site so I can ask some details about some of the permenant residents.
Be back later to let you know about the rest of my trip. Have a great weekend, I'm resting my weary legs as we walked miles yesterday :)
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