Glasgow Necropolis was one of the first places on our Canadian visitors list of places to see. We were lucky enough to catch a dry day too, although the views over the City were a little hazy.
I highly recommend a visit to this part of Glasgow, it is simply beautiful. Once you get to the highest point, the view over the city is worth the (very) steep climb.
Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea to walk around an old graveyard but it has a wonderful feel to it and some of the designs and architecture of these headstones and monuments are something we will never see being built in our lifetime.
The first graves in the graveyard, date back to 1833. As I’ve said before, I’m not into my history but the atmosphere here is something special and I do find the graves of people killed in the first and second world wars to be fascinating. The grounds are lovely and well kept. I was really taken aback today to see candles and flowers on the graves of people who died in the 1800’s! I’d love to think my descendants were still visiting my grave, generations later.
The possibilities for artsy photographs here is endless, as I’ve said before, neither my camera or editing skills is up to scratch but I try my best.
One of my favourite parts about visiting here, is the views, not only of the City Centre but the Necropolis also sits adjacent to the Royal Infirmary Hospital and The Glasgow Cathedral, both beautiful buildings. We had a wander around the grounds and into the Cathedral. I am not religious at all but I love old churches and the Cathedral does not disappoint. I really want to come back and explore this building again sometime.
I’ve realised that some of our most beautiful buildings are taken for granted. I drive past this area all the time but it takes seeing it from a tourist’s fresh eyes to realise these buildings we have right in front of us.
The blog will probably take on a bit of a travel journal over the next week, as we show the family our beautiful country. I’m also debating to buy a big girl camera…exciting!
Thanks for reading!
Love, Tammy x