The Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland. It is on a hill above, and to the east of, Glasgow Cathedral (St. Mungo's Cathedral). Fifty thousand individuals have been buried in approximately 3500 tombs.
It was conceived as a Père Lachaise for Glasgow, and subsequently established by the Merchants' House of Glasgow in 1831.
The Glasgow Necropolis was described by James Stevens Curl as "literally a city of the dead". Glasgow native Billy Connolly has said: "Glasgow's a bit like Nashville, Tennessee: it doesn't care much for the living, but it really looks after the dead."
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orme (7213) 2010-05-19 6:40
The colours and cloud formation are both beautiful and really make this shot work.
I especially like the angle of your shot - making us look up as the headstones reach for the sky.
Thanks for the Billy Connolly joke.
finlay (1545) 2010-05-19 11:46
The dark sky gives a dramatic feel which is in keeping with this setting. I think this shot would have worked well in B&W too. That said I do like the vibrant green of the grass.