Nunhead Cemetery

One of the three “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries I had yet to visit in London, Nunhead is  tangled, overgrown and disheveled but its beauty is only amplified by these characteristics. It’s a place of peace, with chirping birds and winding pathways lined with trees and monuments, trails off the main track and fantastic views over London. We only had about 30 minutes to explore a small corner before it closed, but here are some photos of this resting place tucked away in a near-forgotten corner of southeast London.

Peace, Perfect Peace

Cemetery Prayers

Cemetery Thoughts

Nunhead Cemetery Entrance

Meeting

Design

Cross

Nunhead Cemetery

Still Autumn

Pathway

Winter Branches

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Remember, Remember

City Lights at Night

Bonfire night was cold and rainy, but we bundled up and decided to wander along the Chelsea Embankment, over the nearest bridge, back over Wandsworth Bridge and home for some hot milo and a movie.

Bonfire Night 13

Bonfire Night 4

Bonfire Night 9

We stopped along the Thames here and there to watch the colourful explosion of sea urchin fireworks lighting up the sky in the distance.

Bonfire Night 6

Bonfire Night 1

Bonfire Night 8

It was quiet and dimly lit along the riverbank and the city lights shimmered in the dark water that lapped gently at the sand below us.

Thames Lights at Night

Peaceful, away from the crowds.

Wandsworth Bridge at Night

Anyone have any good bonfire night stories to share? Where did you go to watch the fireworks? Recommendations for next year?

The Dock by the OXO Tower

Oxo Tower from Dock

When this dock by the OXO Tower is empty, it’s one of my favourite places to escape the chaos and crowds. I have brilliant memories of this dock from about six years ago when I did a work placement at Fleet Street Publications in the Sea Containers House nearby. I would eat my lunch here, bring a bottle of wine and a few friends after work or watch a romantic sunset like this one.

Sunset and Cranes

It’s a place of memories for a lot of other people as well, judging by the carvings along the rails.

Love Letters

[[On another note, Happy Birthday Colin!!]]