Friday, October 31, 2014

London: a field of angels

My quest for Victorian statuary and funeral art lead me to what may be considered the best display rt:  Highgate in North London.

My goal is to visit the 7 best cemeteries in the London area know as the magnificent seven,  but if I do not reach many others, I have found a wonderful assortment of angels.   The poses may be similar but the faces and expressions change as the light and shadows pass over this peaceful place.

Never an angry angle

Wide open wings that have survived for decatdes

One of the only examples I saw where the angle reaches upwards

My favorite style is with open wings

Many of the angles cast their eyes to the earth

Holding a wreath or a horn is a common style