La Plume Noire Photography

C is for Cemetery: Beware the Weeping Angels

To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.”
Charles Baudelaire

They say cemeteries are a place of peace, a place to respect the dead, and there I was standing in the middle of an empty cemetery with just my camera. Was I scared? No chance, I love cemeteries. I’m probably one of the few that finds them interesting and could probably spend an entire day wandering  around, just admiring the tombstones. Yes I am weird, but it is the best place for me to clear my head, think and write. Surely I cannot be the only one who does this.


Brompton Cemetery, one of the finest cemeteries in London. I have spent months walking past the gates, but I have never had the chance to take a peek inside, until now of course. Brompton Cemetery is beautiful and eerily quiet, especially when viewed in autumn. It felt as if I was not in London anymore; no traffic noises, no people, just peacefulness.

The only thing that troubles me in a cemetery are the statues and angels. Then again, I might have watched too many Doctor Who episodes. The Weeping Angels are awesome, but terrifying. Anyhow, they are great to capture and to photograph. Just don’t blink!

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12 comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful images. I adore cemetaries for the same reasons as you, they clear my head and help put everything into perspective. My boyfriend and I had a picnic in a cemetary on one of our first dates… many people find that a little morbid, but it was just beautiful. Plus I am loving your Doctor Who reference! Don’t blink :)

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