necropolis patina

The Glasgow Necropolis (Scotland / Part 1)

No need for the reminder of 2020 being, well, a year. Like many, even if you’re a homebody, it’s creating a grand opportunity for some wanderlust. As such, it seems an appropriate time for sharing some photography from previous travels. A perfect opportunity to reminisce to try help ease the wondering soul.
This post will be about a time of traveling Scotland for a couple weeks in 2016, with plenty of photos taken along the way. This is the first of a series which will be exploring places visited along the way, starting with The Glasgow Necropolis (a city of the dead). More in the series coming in the following months.



First, perhaps a little history about this place. Adjacent to the Glasgow Cathedral, the Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery which is home to about 50k individuals and over 3,500 marked tombs or monuments. Officially opening in April of 1833, it is now 37 acres in size and was always intended to be interdenominational.
It does have a prominent Jewish burial ground established in the northwest section, which was declared in September of 1832. The first Christian interment being in 1833. The Necropolis is one of the few cemeteries to keep records of the dead. These records often include professions, ages, sex, and cause of death.
The pictures included in this post include the patinaed sign near the entrance, and a couple pictures from around the grounds. One picture is of the Glasgow Cathedral, which is technically right outside the Necropolis, but has some grand views from inside the Necropolis. Also including a bonus picture of the King William the 2nd statue in the Cathedral Square Gardens just outside the Necropolis.