Just Elspeth (Highgate Cemetery)

This last week Elspeth took the offer of a coach trip to Highfield, and in fact to its Cemetery. which is divided into East and West, and is famous in itself. It’s fascinating to see the ways that people choose to remember their dead… those that have “passed on”. We might think nothing today of “burning the evidence of the life of a body”, but over the last few centuries those with a load of money to spare have erected all sort of buildings, like the elephant, a bear. items like caskets, furniture, and of course, tombs! From her point of view, creating sculptures on tombs is such a static way of remembering, but maybe modern views are different on this, and after all, we do have very modern approaches to re-enacting someone who has “gone before”, as in AI.

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