Kensal Green Cemetery

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When I’m in a very bad mood I usually go and have a walk in a cemetery, and luckily for me, the Kensal Green Cemetery is just around the corner from wher I live.

Founded as the General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green Cemetery was the first of the “Magnificent Seven” garden-style cemeteries in London. The others are: West Norwood Cemetery, Highgate Cemetery, Abney Park Cemetery, Nunhead Cemetery, Brompton Cemetery and Tower Hamlets Cemetery… which I’m planning to visit them all.

The gothic architecture gives to this place a very suggestive atmosphere, moreover the grey sky and the biting wind added a scary undertone to this experience. Indeed I couldn’t visit the entire place as it was rainy and the muddy ground didn’t help, but definitely will pay another visit again, as I said is just around the corner.

The Friends of Kensal Green, an organistation involved in the preservation of the cemetery, offer guided tours every Sunday afternoon from the beginning of March to the end of October and the first and third Sunday of the month in November, December, January and February. At the end of the tour there will be tea and biscuits inside the Dissenters’ Chapel. –Here– all the infos you might need.

A big, important thing is that The Weirdo is finally on YouTube! Here’s my very first video, but to be honest I’m still trying to understand how this whole thing works (including the editing program!) Hope you will enjoy it! Of course, remember to subscribe if you don’t want to miss my weird adventures here in London!

Elle. x

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Cool stuff for Weirdos #1: Burke & Hare Co.

Hey y’all! Hope you all had a nice Easter time, as for me I’m still on a chocolate overdose.

I decided to create a new “section” called ‘Cool stuff for Weirdos’ where yours truly will share with you all interesting and unique stuff. I’ll be starting from Burke & Hare Co. a company based in Providence that produces candles inspired by goth culture, literature and history.

All the items in this shop are handmade and, personally, I’m in love with their aesthetic. Moreover the mix of the scents is pretty unique, just thinking of ‘Nevermore‘ the candle dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe, where leather and tobacco blend with black tea, spicy pepper and woods with a subtle undertone of sandalwood.

Burned At The Stake‘ is another candle that caught my attention, mainly because I love everything “witchcraft” related. As written on their site this candle smells purely like a sweet bonfire, burning leaves and pine with almost silent hints of clove and spices.

Another one that makes me very curious about it is ‘Bathory‘ featuring fresh zest of Blood Oranges surrounded by a blend of Cassis and Neroli alongside the spicy notes of Black and Chili Peppers, ending with Sheer Musk. I bet it smells incredibly amazing.

Picking just one or two candles is a very hard mission as they all have something unique that you just want to buy them all, so take your time, read all the descriptions and… may God have mercy of your wallet.

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