As most readers know, London will elect a new mayor on May 5. One of the candidates will end up sitting pretty in City Hall while the others could be heading for the political graveyard.
Which is all the excuse I need to show you a few cemeteries and tombstones.
First up is Grover Cleveland, best known as the only president of the USA to serve two non-consecutive terms.
Aaron Burr, the third vice-president of the USA, served alongside Thomas Jefferson. He shot dead his opponent Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Burr died a nearly forgotten man. He’s now in Princeton Cemetery while Hamilton is on ten-dollar bills.
Not about to be forgotten any time soon is Karl Marx, buried in Highgate Cemetery.
Among the other notables nearby is Saad Saadi Ali, the Iraqi Communist leader, left-leaning even in death.
I really like this memorial to Douglas Adams, also in Highgate Cemetery.
Anyone know this more obscure writer, buried in St Brelade, Jersey?
Here lies the Swiss novelist, racing driver and pioneer of the anti-vivisection movement, Hans Ruesch.
If you’re a Londoner, remember to vote on Thursday.
4 thoughts on “Heading for the Political Graveyard”
Daft post! Unique subject-wise, congrats on connecting these 2 possible subjects into one! And making the dreary business of today’s political scene funny …:-) ‘Full of sound and fury …’ until they ‘…. like chimney sweepers, come to dust …’
Thanks, Mari! “Daft post alert” is now in my lexicon.
Don’t know the writer, but love that little church in St Brelade’s, Jersey. A nephew was married there!
It is a very lovely church, isn’t it? I might find an excuse to post some more photos at some point.