Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Taphophile Tragics


The dead centre of North Acton.

Taken on a cold, frosty morning in London. Looking back at this photo (taken in the early 1990s) I didn't realise what it was, I thought it was a churchyard. I knew I walked past every day on my way to and from North Acton Station and that we jokingly called it the dead centre of North Acton but it wasn't until I researched this post that I realised I lived across the road from North Acton Cemetery which, now, looks absolutely fascinating. Obviously, at the time, it held no interest for me whatsoever. From 8 months living nearby I have only this one shot and don't recall ever setting foot in the cemetery proper. How your interests change as you get older.

This is an entry in Julie's Taphophile Tragics meme.

11 comments:

Dina said...

Oi! Your black cat just scared me half to death by mewing when I unintentionally rolled the mouse over him!
But getting back to your post, that is interesting that you came to taphophilia only later in life.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

That'll be a cemetery chapel. In our local cemetery there used to be three chapels. Two were demolished years ago and then this year they demolished the remaining one.

Joe said...

Great choice to go with black and white.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice black and white!
The church seems to be very nice and interesting to visit!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice black and white!
The church seems to be very nice and interesting to visit!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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hamilton said...

it seems a rather crowded cemetery for what looks like a smallish church. yes, this interest in gravestones is rather new to me as well. I have wandered through cemeteries but not paid much attention to them, just enjoying the quiet and the antiquity

Gemma Wiseman said...

I am amazed at the number of headstones with so much written on them. Looks like like an interesting place to see more closely! I have always been fascinated by cemeteries but I've been a little shy to reveal that interest in case I was labelled a weirdo! Now I'm beyond all that and just do it!

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a great image in B&W.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Looks like a fascinating place to visit. Any plans to do so in the future?

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Halcyon said...

It's a perfect shot for monochrome. Funny how it is when we live somewhere, we don't notice the beauty. I lived in France for a number of years and I wish I had more pictures from that time.

Francisca said...

For your one and only, Ann, this is an evocative monochrome of the little graveyard with the chapel. I can't tell you how I bemoan not having started my photography obsession much earlier... so many many photo opps lost. Same goes with with my interest in taphophelia. Just to say I relate.