Glasgow Necropolis: Scotland's Instagram Worthy Graveyard

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Glasgow Necropolis 

An overlooking spot is a traveler’s best friend, no matter what it is. Even if it happens to be a cemetery, much more a Victorian cemetery such as the Glasgow Necropolis in Glasgow, Scotland. Cue slightly horror music in your head right now. It is on a short and small, but actually very prominent hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral. It’s a resting place for at least fifty thousand people, with roughly around 3,500 tombs, featuring monuments, status, pinnacles, and grave stones. Everything is detailed out with overelaborate sculptures and presence – it’s not as sad or horrific as what a typical cemetery is known for, it’s quite intriguing, especially the part where it stands on top of a beautiful overlooking spot of Glasgow.

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The leading entrance point to the Glasgow Necropolis is a bridge known as the “Bridge of Sighs”, which more than likely earned its name, because it formed part of the funeral procession route. There are few modern memorials that can be found inside too, a memorial to still-born children; a memorial to the Korean War; and a memorial to Glaswegian recipients of the Victoria Cross.

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Despite Glasgow Necropolis being known as “literally a city of the dead”, it’s one of the most significant and most visited cemeteries in Europe – and I don’t wonder why. I had the cemetery all to myself one late sunset afternoon and I could have sworn that Glasgow glowed as the moon reunited with the skies. It’s a place where you can take dazzling panoramic shots of Glasgow without the crazy tourist crowd. It’s a place you can find yourself into, if you are looking for that life-death kind of pondering session. If Forrest Gump, Chuck Noland, and Tom Hanks would find themselves sitting around. Would you mind hanging around here?

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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