Gravestone-Nunhead Cemetery

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    Nunhead Cemetery is perhaps the least known of the great Victorian Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around the outskirts of London.

    It contains examples of the magnificent monuments erected in memory of the most eminent citizens of the day, which contrast sharply with the small, simple headstones marking common, or public, burials. It's formal avenue of towering limes and the Gothic gloom of the original Victorian planting gives way to paths which recall the country lanes of a bygone era.

    Four hundred interesting personalities were laid to rest at Nunhead between 1840 and 1998.

    The first entry was Charles Abbott, a 101-year-old Ipswich grocer and Charterhouse brother and the last, a volunteer soldier who became a Canon of Lahore Cathedral.

    The cemetery was not maintained for many years, hence the graveyard became overgrown and a woodland evolved.

    m james, goorn23, mark_the_mole, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. m james 97 months ago | reply

      A great photo of peace, love this.

    2. Greatwich 97 months ago | reply

      Thanks m james

    3. mark_the_mole 97 months ago | reply

      A well balanced and yet peaceful image. How great, the light shining through the woods onto the gravestone. Well seen and well executed. Congratulations.
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    4. BUGGY T 97 months ago | reply

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      Interesting shot, good framing!

    5. Korim S. Loup 97 months ago | reply

      The contrasts could be a little harshere to support the subject (the tumbstone), but other than that i like it

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    6. Risambora1 97 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a jungle
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    7. westrock-bob 97 months ago | reply

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      Great detail and I like the idea of the photo after reading about it..well done

    8. Kman999 97 months ago | reply

      Interesting image, reasonably well composed and exposed in the circumstances.

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    9. Ruth McGuire 97 months ago | reply

      Beautiful... lovely composition.

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    10. raisinsawdust - (aka: withaneyephotography) 97 months ago | reply

      Woah how eerie is this - great shot!

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    11. crappak 97 months ago | reply

      nice wild yet calm and peaceful

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    12. dragbuzz 97 months ago | reply

      a great evocation...slightly oversaturated which is good...reminds me of the time we went there and spoke mith Nellie and doris
      ps tit-head rogers gave me your wrong no.can yousend?..........

    13. JesperM 96 months ago | reply

      Very fine light and composition !
      A wonderful picture !

    14. Fer Gregory 96 months ago | reply


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    15. Maglips 95 months ago | reply

      all your pics are amazing! go on!

    16. Greatwich 94 months ago | reply

      thanks for the comments

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