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Along our walk, we came across what in my opinion is one of the most elaborate a
Along our walk, we came across what in my opinion is one of the most elaborate and beautiful graves/memorials in Arnos Vale. The mausoleum of Indian reformer Raja Rammohun Roy – also known as the ‘Founder of Modern India’. Roy was influential in the fields of politics, public administration, education and religion. He was known for his part in abolishing the practices of sati and child marriage in India. His influence still continues to be felt that as recently as 2004, he was ranked number 10 in the BBC’s poll of the Greatest Bengali of all time. Roy died in Bristol in 1833. Who would you say is an inspiration to you? #arnosvalecemetery#bristol#UnitedKingdom#England#architecture#old#indianhero#indianfounder#india#park#travel#traveling#visiting#instatravel#instago#building#summer#nature#historytraveller#travelhistory#historynerd#historicplaces#historicsites#historicalsites#historicalplaces#travelblogger#travelphotography#traveller#travelling#travelstagram
16.05.2019 16:08:02
For us history lovers, Arnos Vale holds a full cemetery tour. Where you can trac
For us history lovers, Arnos Vale holds a full cemetery tour. Where you can trace the history of Arnos Vale and take in some of the cemetery’s more interesting graves and sculptures. I'd love to go on one of their ghost tours during the winter when darkness draws in early. Would you walk through a cemetery at night? #arnosvalecemetery#bristol#UnitedKingdom#England#flower#nature#garden#landscape#flora#summer#tree#shrub#grass#outdoors#scene#historytravel#historytraveller#travelhistory#historynerd#historicaltravel#historicplaces#historicsites#historicalsites#historicalplaces#travelblogger#travelphotography#traveller#travelling#historygeek#travelstagram
14.05.2019 16:06:50
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Inside the crypt

Aside from the obvious crypt tombs, there was also a gated are
Inside the crypt Aside from the obvious crypt tombs, there was also a gated area. Behind this contained a type collections of forgotten memorials, plaques and other sculptures. How would you feel about being forgotten? How do you want to be remembered? #arnosvalecemetery#bristol#UnitedKingdom#England#wall#expression#old#stone#pattern#concrete#travel#traveling#visiting#instatravel#instago#historytravel#historytraveller#historynerd#historicaltravel#historicplace#historicsite#historicalsite#historicalplace#travelblogger#travelphotography#traveller#travelling#travelstagram
14.05.2019 16:05:15
As the 20th century progressed, living standards increased, which meant fewer bu
As the 20th century progressed, living standards increased, which meant fewer burials. This meant dwindling income for the cemetery, and less money to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of Arnos Vale. Vandalism also took hold during the second half of the 20th century. As a result, many of the cemetery’s memorials fell victim to vandalism and disrepair. Worse still, much of the cemetery became overgrown with invasive trees and weeds. Do you think more respect should be paid to the dead? #arnosvalecemetery#bristol#UnitedKingdom#England#tree#wood#summer#stone#landscape#old#travel#traveling#visiting#instatravel#instago#environment#historytravel#historytraveller#travelhistory#historynerd#historicaltravel#historicplaces#historicsites#historicalsites#historicalplaces#travelblogger#travelphotography#traveller#travelling#travelstagram
14.05.2019 16:02:41
Funerals and burials for the Victorians were elaborate and expensive affairs. Ho
Funerals and burials for the Victorians were elaborate and expensive affairs. How much you spent determined your social status. This grand memorial for Thomas and Mary Gadd-Matthews cost £1,000 – at the time, this equated roughly to 23 years' worth of earnings for an unskilled labourer. To put it into context, £1000 would be equivalent to £61,000 in today's money. Another morbid question: how much would you be willing to spend on your funeral? Or anyone else's?? How elaborate would you make it? #arnosvalecemetery#bristol#england#unitedkingdom#uk#leaf#nature#visitbritain#visitbristol#grass#summer#growth#stone#shrub#environment#historytraveller#historynerd#historicaltravel#historicplaces#historicsites#historicalsites#historicalplaces#travelblogger#travelphotographer#travelphotography#traveller#travelling#historygeek#travelstagram
10.05.2019 16:23:22
Arnos Vale was designed by Charles Underwood in a Greek Necropolis style. It bec
Arnos Vale was designed by Charles Underwood in a Greek Necropolis style. It became the most popular and fashionable place to be buried in Bristol. Morbid question: where in the world would you like to be buried or have your ashes scattered? #arnosvalecemetery#bristol#england#unitedkingdom#uk#travel#traveling#visiting#instatravel#instago#wall#architecture#city#pattern#building#dirty#historytraveller#historynerd#historicaltravel#historicplace#historicsite#nationalhistoricsite#historicalsite#historicalplace#travelblogger#travelphotography#traveller#travelling#travelstagram
10.05.2019 16:21:13
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