Here I am opening a mausoleum on the most recent cemetery exploration. See more photographs on Gothamist.
Snow at the Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris.
(Source: Flickr / astrozombie)
Entrance to Necropolis Station, Waterloo, London, 1890:
Just outside Woking, in Surrey, is Brookwood Cemetery (also known as the London Necropolis)
The cemetery was opened by the London Necropolis Company in 1854 as an out-of-town cemetery; London was struggling to accommodate the dead in its inner city graveyards, and so this vast space (500 acres) was acquired.
The dead of London would reach the cemetery via a special train station, the London Necropolis Railway Station, which was next to Waterloo.
The photograph above shown the entrance to the Necropolis Station, with its beautifully ornate gates, waiting to welcome the dead on their last journey.
I’m so disappointed it now looks like this.
Ink Maps | Literary Wanderings
Here are relics of words and literature, found in the small library of my Brooklyn apartment or out in the wonderful world. With some forays into other obsessions.
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