Glasgow Necropolis

Now, spending my weekends strolling on the beach is kind of normal. Spending my free days roaming through cemeteries maybe isn't so normal. In my town there was a cemetery I used to go and wander when I wanted to get away from things. They are usually pretty empty places and as always I'm drawn to objects or structures that can tell stories about the past. 

A couple of weeks ago, I dragged my boyfriend out into the rain to go explore the Glasgow Necropolis. We'd been waiting for a nice dry day to go but, it being Scotland, the chances of such a day appearing were looking slim. Reflecting on it, the gloom and rain only added the effect of the Necropolis. The Necropolis, meaning 'city of the dead', is a Victorian cemetery set just behind Glasgow Cathedral.  Walking around the graveyard you can see the french influences and different era's style of burial. The eerie atmosphere and array of elaborate family tombs made for a visit that I'll be sure to remember. If you are the type, like myself, that finds exploring cemeteries pretty interesting then I'd definitely recommend taking a visit. I do believe there is also a walking tour that runs if you want to hear more about the history of the city and those who were buried there. 


  1. Lovely pictures. Everything is so beautiful. :)

  2. This does look extremely creepy, but in a beautiful way. I can feel the heavy, somber atmosphere, but it also seems very elegant and artistic.


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  3. You know, I never thought about visiting cemeteries. That place definitely looks like something I would want to see! It's really beautiful <3


  4. So atmospheric! I hope you were playing Morrissey's 'Cemetery Gates' as you wandered! xx

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  6. I haven't been to the Necropolis in years. It looks like it has been frozen in time; nothing has changed judging from the pictures, just as it should be. I do find the elaborate monuments for children heartbreaking, you can feel the love that went into designing them, but it's good to know that they were loved.