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The Necropolis in Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland's "city of the dead", full of Victorian-era elegance and beauty.

Probably one of the most interesting sites in Glasgow is the Victorian-era cemetery referred to simply as the Necropolis. Located close to the Glasgow Cathedral, it is literally a “city of the dead”, a sprawling collection of tombs, mausoleums, and monument size gravestones. To enter, you take a short walk across the Bridge of Sighs (named so because the bridge was part of any funeral procession to the Necropolis) and start walking up the hill on any number of diverging paths that criss-cross the hillside. There are mausoleums built into the hill as you walk to the top, where the majority of the most impressive monuments are.

Despite the sinister implication of the name, the Necropolis itself is a very serene place that possesses the elegance and beauty that typifies Victorian-era stone work.

written by davidbellard

6 comments

  1. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    Beautiful and quiet site ...
    Congrats !!!

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  2. panelomo

    panelomo

    love the soft capture of your photos - nice location!

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  3. eggzakly

    eggzakly

    Great location!

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  4. smclemon

    smclemon

    Great set of photos - looks like you took em on one of the Dianas right? Also good to see a fellow Scottish lomographer, shame you're on the west coast tho!

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  5. stouf

    stouf

    Love it !

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  6. alex34

    alex34

    Been there, done that ;-)
    Great place.

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