This is the gate to the famous Egyptian Avenue in Highgate Cemetery, north of London. Highgate was built in 1839, and by Victorian times it had become the fashionable place to be buried.
There are lots of famous people buried in Highgate. Karl Marx, for one, and the scientist Michael Faraday and the writer, George Eliot, for others. Highgate is a mysterious place, full of birds and flowers and ivy-covered trees. But it’s the monuments that take your breath away.
One of the most poignant monuments is that of Mary Nichols, above photo, of an angel sleeping on a bed of clouds.