|Dress, found in a shop in Manchester. Hoop earrings, present from my mum. Ring, Primark. Bracelet, vintage. Bag, Topshop. Shoes, Accessorize.|
I can understand how some people might find this strange, morbid and offensive – of course, none of the above are intended. My friend and I decided to visit Highgate Cemetery a few weeks ago, since we’d heard it was worth the visit. The cemetery is divided in two parts – and I’m ashamed to say I’m not actually sure if it was the East part or West part that we visited. Naturally, there is something sad and lonely about walking around a cemetery – but it is also desperately romantic and moving. I have been fascinated by angel sculptures for a long time; they’re just so beautiful and mysterious, and there were many to be seen in Highgate Cemetery.
I did feel intrusive having my pictures taken for something that in the grand scheme of things is, well, frivolous to say the least. But far from wanting to treat it like a cheap tourist attraction, I guess this is a small way of showing my admiration for a place that’s haunting and full of beauty. I really do believe that you can find inspiration in anything, even if it’s in a sad place. So I’ll leave you all with a (big, sorry) variety of pictures, including my current spring obsession: flowers (more to come).
|Pictures taken in Highgate Cemetery and Greenwich.|