Last month I have been to one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to in London: The South Ealing Cemetery.
The cemetery has an extremely atmospheric older part and a quite boring younger part. The western older part seems rather rural with cats, crows and a lot of squirrels roaming the place — and I have even seen a fox! (But unfortunately I was not quick enough with my camera.) Many of the graves are so old, they are often overgrown and either askew and lopsided or half sunken into the ground or completely gone with a few fragments of broken stones as the only remainder of a life long gone.
I often felt like I could be in the middle of the graveyard in Godric’s Hollow …
If I wanted to be buried (which I don’t) then I would love to be buried in a similar place. And seeing all those kitschy angelic statures, I would love to have a stature with a sappy angel (with wings and innocent look and all) as the upper half and a Manneken Pis as the lower half.
Enjoy a selection of the photos I took: