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Highgate Cemetery by Weasley-Detectives Highgate Cemetery by Weasley-Detectives
This is Highgate Cemetery in London. It is absolutely beautiful and I recommend to anyone visiting London to get their butts over there for a visit. It's a very old, very unique cemetery. The whole place is really just a big overgrown forest with headstones dotted all over the place. It may look a bit eerie, but it's so peaceful. Although I did cack myself when a cat leaped out of the ivy into my path LOL XDDDD
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Bittersuesz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist
Oh, thank you very much mate! :love:
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myrmidryadthesecond Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
I am so, so going to visit next time I'm in London. It looks awesome beyond words! This is my fave photo of your three. All the wonkiness of the headstones just looks so cool.
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist
Cheers! Oh, and definitely go if you get the chance! I'll give you the directions ^^ It really is a beautiful place and much bigger than I expected. I'm thinking about signing up to volunteer there for a couple of weeks next year. :D
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myrmidryadthesecond Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Yayness! :D What would you do as a volunteer?
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist
All sorts of things from general upkeep of the graveyard to gardening, to selling tickets, to giving tour guides (though you have to be trained for that). I'd love to train as a tour guide myself. ^^
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myrmidryadthesecond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
That would be awesome. Is it volunteer work or would you get paid for it?
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist
Just volunteer work, so no dosh ^^; I don't think the place can afford to pay workers because the upkeep costs like a grand a day O_o
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myrmidryadthesecond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Hellfire! How come it costs that much? You pay for a guided tour, don't you?
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist
You pay for a guided tour in the West cemetery, but not the East. It costs £3 to walk around the East cemetery at your own leisure, but the West cemetery is by guided tour only, because the area is very fragile (I think it's one of the places that inspired Stoker to write Dracula - I reeeeally want to see it one day!).

I think it costs so much because it's a very large and historically important area. Some of the gravestones are very old and have to be taken care of by specialists, otherwise they'd be ruined by the ivy & tree roots. Ivy is pretty, but it's death to stone work. I should know - it's growing down one side of my house and wrecking the entire wall LOL ^^;
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ElectrikPinkPirate Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
:rofl: That cat was making sure you weren't up to any funny business XD
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist
But I was only trying to wake the dead :tears:
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ElectrikPinkPirate Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
:rofl:

there is a song with that title i'll be doing a music video for very soon :paranoid:
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist
:rofl: :highfive:
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cartooncrazy101 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
wow :faint: THAT'S SO COOL!!!!
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist
Cheers mate! :blowkiss:
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cartooncrazy101 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
it really is beautiful and i am soooooooo jealous that you get to spend time there!!!! oooooooh i just wanna get out of wisconsin!!! ::fingerscrossed::
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Kidachei-San Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is like awesome, the beauty of it is so divine
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist
Thank you! :love:
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Kidachei-San Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ur welcome ^^
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LittleMirai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is an amazing shot, wow!!!!
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. It's such a beautiful place to walk through. :D
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LittleMirai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yhea i see!!!
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