Hendon Cemetery begins in spectacular style, with a half-timbered lodge and gothic-lettered sign post, a relic of its founding by the Abney Park Cemetery Company: it's now maintained by Barnet Council. Sadly, the inside never quite lives up to this beginning. Even the more imaginative monuments here are quirky rather than spectacular; the flint-built chapel complex is tidy and there is much evidence of grass-cutting, but somehow this seems to only fight against the rural feeling of the stream and extensive tree-planting and leave the whole place rather undecided whether it's a neat municpal park or something retreating back into woodland wilderness. There are, however, special sections set aside for Greek, Russian and Japanese burials, which are worth visiting.
The moment of my greatness, Flickr