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    Posted August 7, 2014 by
    JoyfulGypsy
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    Glasgow, United Kingdom
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    Bonny Scotland

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    Prominently situated on a hill above the Glasgow Cathedral, the Glasgow Necropolis is the final resting place for at least fifty thousand people who have been buried in approximately 3,500 tombs.

     

    The necropolis features numerous statues and pinnacles, decorated in ornate sculptural detail.

     

    The main entrance to the Glasgow Necropolis is reached by crossing a bridge known as the “Bridge of Sighs”, which more than likely earned its name because it formed part of the funeral procession route.

     

    As one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, the Glasgow Necropolis is a major tourist attraction, although I was lucky enough to have it all to myself on the day I visited. Its value lies partly in its contribution to the townscape and its relationship to the Glasgow Cathedral, while serving as a monument to the past.

     

    Glasgow Cathedral can be seen in the last photo.

     


    Photos by Lulis Leal
    November, 2009

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