SILENCED TOMBSTONES

Highgate

Tombstones covered in ivy or damaged by weather become lovelier in their shape, posture, colour and texture. Some inscriptions peep out from ivy fronds; some stones have been completely suffocated by plant growth.

Highgate
Highgate

Highgate
Highgate

Where there is a regime of herbicide, tombstones don’t get covered like this but the weather still erodes them or the ground undermines them.
East Ham Jewish burial ground
Glasgow Necropolis
East Ham Jewish burial ground
East Ham Jewish burial ground
Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow Necropolis
Glasgow Necropolis

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