Today’s post thunder and lightening run took in two places I never tire of – Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery and it’s older counterpart at Nunhead.
The geraniums in one of the overgrown parts of Brockley and Ladywell caught my eye as I ran past as did the angel with broken wings and a slightly eroded face.
Nunhead has some rather more ostentatious memorials and is much more overgrown. It has one of my favourite views in London – a tree framed vista of St. Paul’s Cathedral which was very clear indeed today after the morning’s heavy rain.
After yesterday’s D Day anniversary commemorations, I paused by the low walled WW2 memorial, which is very different to the rest of the Nunhead, but a peaceful reminder of the sacrifices made.
As for the other running, the speed and tempo sessions this week were slightly easier than last week, but only just…
Finally, one thing I forgot to post last week which was slightly embarrassing, I was out-paced by a man pulling a tyre. In my limited defence, it was alongside the athletics track in Ladywell Fields where Kent AC’s top sprinters were doing a resistance session.
I haven’t been to Nunhead Cemetery in years, but it is a magical, eerie space isn’t it? Cemeteries by their very nature make us think about the passing of time, but the overgrown nature of Nunhead makes that feeling all the more poignant.
It is one of my favourite places in London, and, perhaps has benefited a bit from the quite long period that it was closed and neglected, at least in terms of the ‘feel’ of the place. Now view through to St Paul’s has been re-created, it really makes the place special. Thanks for your comment.