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!



  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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