Monday, 28 March 2022

I have to admit that this Blog was neglected a bit during the last few years. For now just a short note to let you know that most pictures on the site are being replaced by larger ones. The early pages of the site are almost 30 years old and nowadays our devices have much higher resolutions than in those days. Since the site has become quite large this is a project that has started last September and is expected to continue until next summer. But no worries, new pages will be added just the same as you can see in the Recent Additions in the upper right area of the homepage.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Christina Rossetti and Lizzie Siddal

In December 1993 I visited Highgate Cemetery in London for the first time. The Western part of the Cemetery was only accessible with a guided tour and still is. It was raining and I asked for the Rossetti grave but I was told that it was too dangerous too visit the grave because that part of the cemetery was overgrown and slippery when raining. 

It took over 22 years before another visit to the Western part of the cemetery was planned. When I asked for the Rossetti grave, our very friendly guide Jenny immediately offered to take the two of us to the grave after the tour. So she did and after all those years I was finally able to add pictures of the grave to the pages on Christina Rossetti and Lizzie Siddal. 

The Cemetery was less overgrown than in 1993 and during the last twenty years they did a wonderful job in protecting the tombs from further decay.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Una Troubridge

After many years of unclarity about her grave location, we finally managed to find Lady Una Troubridge's grave in Rome, Italy. Soon to be published on the site.