i love the golden glow of the autumn sun and exploring parts of london that have been on our list for a really long time.
like the highgate west cemetery…
the sleeping angel on mary nichols’ grave. her husband arthur nichols died on the titanic.
this angel is carved from one piece of italian carrara marble and (if anyone was to make one today) it would cost over £250,000.00. there are no other known sleeping angels on and no-one really knows why this one was carved as if sleeping on the job.
this tiny horse stands in perpetuity on top of a young man’s grave. there were some theories that this lad was one of the queen’s horsemen, however he was only 21 when he died. it would have been highly unlikely that at such a young age he could have got anywhere near her, let alone been part of her household staff.
getting totally excited about reflections
to islington tunnel.
from there we walked through angel, up to highbury & islington, stopping for refreshments
before taking a bus home
(this last photograph was my submission for the 3rd prompt from the street photography now project)