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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Europe CNY 2012 - Day 3, Part 3 - Highgate Cemetery (East)

Europe CNY 2012
Day 3 - 21st January - Highgate Cemetery (East)
(Part 3)

Next was the East cemetery, which was unguided as the paths were easier and the terrain less rough (so insurance for the place was easier), the layout was more open (so it was easier to see vandals and souvenir hunters stealing things) and the graves in better condition (so there was less to lose with any losses). People go to the East cemetery to try to shoot goth videos and pretend to be a vampire.

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A Prof. Tao Ching Hsu

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Kroyer

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Penguin books grave

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"Father of the Above"
"Mother of the Above"

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A testament to the failure of Britain's Multiculturalism with the absence of evidence of Integration. At least the dates weren't in Chinese style.

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"We'd walk a Million Miles for one of Mums Smiles" (sic)

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I like the grave spelling out "D E A D"

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Forgotten grave

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A fork in the path

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Fallen graves

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"Mary Ann Webster. 12th June 1860"
This is almost certainly a replacement

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Mary Anne Cross (aka George Eliot)

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On George Eliot and her friends

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George Eliot's friends

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Herbert Spencer's very simple tomb. Ironically, it was opposite Highgate's most famous inhabitant:

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"Workers of all lands unite"
Inspiring Champagne Marxists everywhere with his tomb

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IHS (Iesous Christos)

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Scattered tombs

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Douglas Adams. No towel?

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Anna Mahler, daughter of the composer of overly-long symphonies

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Open landscape of Highgate East

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Pocklington


The Friends of Highgate Cemetery were formed in 1975 after the original company went bankrupt.

Highgate was more interesting than the guidebook made it sound. Usually it's the other way around.
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