Monday, 16 December 2013

journeys' end

Part of our Sunday in London early in December was spent in a wonderful walk through Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington.

It's a real gem of an escape from the thrum and bustle of London.

We had a misty damp sort of day, but even so, rays of sun escaped the clouds and landed mysteriously on the statues and tombs.

Sit back and enjoy our journey . . .
Founder of the Saly Army no less
another sun-struck statue
So who was this - had to have a google - and how interesting.  Click here for the fascinating story of Eric D Walrond, an Afro-Caribbean Harlem Renaissance writer and journalist.  His work is still in print today and has become a classic of its era.  I am now intending to get a copy of Tropic Death, his collection of 10 short stories which he wrote at the age of 28.  Recently I read the amazing book "Their Eyes were watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston, so it will be quite interesting to compare the styles and the slightly later period of black American history.
I started fiddling with camera colour effects when I spotted this bright splash of flowers amidst the old grey gravestones. Votes in the comments box for favourite!!
 Well worth a visit -just love these ancient cemeteries in London

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