Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dream Goth Meet-Up: Glasgow Necropolis

In planning for studying abroad again, I've been thinking a lot about what places and things I really want to see for Scotland round two. Glasgow Necropolis, a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland, has made the list again and again. Why? Well, because I can't stop fantasizing about holding a Goth meet up there, of course!


According to the website, Glasgow Necropolis is a multi-denominational cemetery founded in the 1830's and has extensive records of the deceased "including profession, ages, sex, and cause of death" and of visitors to the cemetery. There are also monuments "here designed by major architects and sculptors of the time, including Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Charles Rennie Macintosh and JT Rochead, in every architectural style." And for those of you that are still squeamish about hanging around cemeteries, it is a public park and trail, so you are allowed to be there without "disrespecting the dead" or what-have-you.

 (If you're a geek like me and get excited by this kind of thing, their children's page has a bunch of cool facts about the Necropolis.)

 Ideally I would take a few other Goths, maybe no more than eight, who also like history and cemeteries, and wander around Glasgow Necropolis in the afternoon sometime in early autumn. Dress code would be casual, whatever you can trek around in. Maybe we could hook in a photographer to go with us. There are walking tours available, but I probably wouldn't opt for one unless other people insisted.

Of course, I'll have to delay hosting an actual event until I actually get to Scotland, but it's fun to daydream. Here are more pictures to tide me over:

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What are your dream meet ups? Is anything coming up?

6 comments:

  1. That sounds lovely. :) I love visiting picturesque cemeteries, and bringing a photographer makes it even more fun.

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  2. Ah now i really want to go there, but i live over four hundred miles away at the other end of the UK!

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  3. What a beautiful cemetary! I would love to have a goth meetup anywhere were I live just to get to know other goths.

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  4. When you get to Scotland, let me know and we'll have to make this meet up happen! I'm using Glasgow Necropolis as a case study for my thesis =] I would be happy to give a tour too if people are interested.

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  5. What a perfect place for a meetup! :D I really want to go visit it now--it looks simply fantastic! :)

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  6. It's so pretty!
    I have an aunt in Glasgow so I'll have to remember this if I ever go visit her there. The Sedlec Ossuary, in the Czech Republic, would also be a fantastic place to visit. It's got a chandelier made of human bones.

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