I've often thought that old cemeteries have a creepy, spooky atmosphere. Beautiful and peaceful places during daylight hours, but on cold winter evenings, when night begins to fall and the mist rolls in..... it's very different.
Probably the most famous mausoleum in Spring Grove Cemetery, the Dexter Mausoleum was designed by James Keys Wilson and built in 1869. It memorializes Edmund Dexter, who entertained Charles Dickens in 1842 and whose portrait hangs in the Cincinnati Art Museum. The structure has lost a few pinnacles over the years; not to mention it used to have a towering ornate steeple in the middle of the roof.
Highgate Cemetery, Romford Rd, East London. When I was there in '06, it was the most magical (and quite scary) place to explore. It appeared that at the back of the cemetery (similar to the photo) there were areas that had possibly been bombed due to huge, unexplainable pits in random places where graves had fallen into/been destroyed. The chapel had partially collapsed, and vines and trees found their way inside, as did birds. A quintessential mysterious creepy London cemetery!
This is so sad... "Children of John Jacobinn Dotterweich, who were all drowned at the same time, in the presence of their agonized parents, who were unable to save them, by breaking the ice."...all five of their children died at the same time faling through the ice...what a nightmare..