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Thursday, October 19, 2006

still memories. london. part II

i'm back to szombathely. i wasn't supposed to, but i was fed up with budapest. fed up with being so busy. there's just one problem. i'm not gonna study here at all...
'our car' is shining n glowing: i washed it yesterday. first time i managed, i simply had no opportunity before.
let's see some pics from london.
that's waterlow park again.stupid duck.
when i first visited waterlow park by chance, i wanted to go to highgate cemetery but the latter turned out to be closed. so next day i came back again, and i took some pics then.
stupid duck still trying to climb that stick:
highgate cemetery is very mysterious. not long time ago different kind of sects used to go there (black magic and stuff like that). and also goths and some crazy funky people, getting drunk and high. good fun, especially that it's a bit like a maze. but even more like a rain forest.

till World War II. it was a posh cemetery. a popular one, i would say. many many famous people are buried here. then it was left uncared till the 80's. in some 30 years the once pretty garden transformed into a natural reserve, with huge trees and some plants that are studied by some students... it a grade II park. that means it is practically a natural reserve.
this is a random statue.

i forgot the name of this gate. inside there are coffins that were once to pull out like drawers. welcome to the morgue.
there was a roundabout-like part too, with lots of tombs around. and a tree in the middle.
the guide was very cool, he told us a lot of interesting stories about guys buried in that cemetery. one of them was a fist-fighter, u know, that kind who doesn't use any protection, there are no rules and the number of rounds is not limited. fighting til knock out. so this guy here, was the famoust fighter, he could never be defeated. and he had this huge dog, he loved it very much that's why this dog is protecting him on his tomb.
after all this, i went back to waterlow park. there's a brilliant café, nice cakes n coffees for not too much. i had this 'brain cake' there. (it's not walnut, i forgot what is was)

2 comments:

Gosia said...

nice to see how highgate cemetery looks like, as i haven't been there yet.
my comment to the stupid duck - good capturing of the moment and;D

Gosia said...

and ad. ur memories - u'll have loads of new ones very soon!;) X