Friday, October 03, 2008

St Alfege's Park

This is St Alfege's Park in Greenwich (and me looking sombre about something). As you can see, the park's perimeter is completely lined with headstones. I can't tell if the headstones have always been there, or if they were just relocated there when the cemetery was converted to a park (around 1889).

The place is quaintly atmospheric, but I have to say, my strange-o-metre clicked a few times when I saw the kids' play equipment, and it went off the scale when I saw the basketball court - both completely lined with headstones.

If you build it, they will come.

1 comment:

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

I'm commenting, therefore all's well with the world (don't worry about the financial collapse!)

If I was a dead person I'd be *so peeved* to have my headstone alongside a stupid basketball court. You know I'm vengeful enough to pull a long-term haunting on anyone who rebounds off me, right? Don't move my headstone.