Samstag, 14. Dezember 2013

'What would you say If you had to leave today?' - London part III

'What would you do
If it all came back to you?
Each crest of each wave
Bright as lightning'

My last day in London. I wanted to go to Highgate Cemetary to see the grave of Karl Marx. There two parts of that cemetary. The west one is kind of famous and expensive to get into, also you have book the tour which is just once a day, but the east part of the cemetary is not so expensive to get into and there is lying Karl Marx. I was kind of nervous, because the place was not on my maps, because it was a little way out in the north, Archway station of the Northern Line to be exact. But in the end I managed quite well to find it. I walked again very much through some park, that was in the area. Then I found the cemetary with the graveyards. Although I don't believe in the cult that is around graves (I don't to be buried or anything when I'm dead one day), I really like the atmosphere on graveyards and I especially like british ones, because they look so old. I made some many photos, please forgive me.

I found the monument they made for Karl Marx, you can see it in the one photo below. The one with the big head. It looks hideous doesn't it? Well, that's what I thought. I couldn't believe that this is the actual grave of Karl Marx. So I did a little research and some adventerous wandering through the graves and found the original one. You see it below as well. Doesn't it look so much simpler and far more what Karl Marx would fit? 50 years ago they digged him out of that and put him into that monument thing. Awful.

After that I went into the park again and to the tearoom they had there to have a tea and a sandwich. "For the first time in years I feel homesick like a child. I never thought I would ever feel this way again. I thought that was behind me because I believe you find home in yourself. Maybe I am just lonely right now. Big city blues. Although I am in a park right now... Some know this phenomenon. To be lonely amongst people. On the one hand it's probably because we all hide in ourselves behind our walls. On the other hand no matter what we do we always be alone, even when we really make an effort to let people in."

'But you're not the only one
And you know it's only fair
When you close your eyes
Who's there'

I went to Camden Town again and completed a christmas present, then I took the train to Piccadilly Circus to meet Jon and later Sarah. We went to a japanese restaurant to eat ramen. When I think of it I mainly ate asian when we were out. After that Sarah and me went to the theatre to watch the play Mojo with the actors Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Colin Morgan (Merlin) and for me most important because I think he is one of the best actors we have these days, Ben Wishaw (The Perfume, Skyfall, The Tempest, Cloud atlas, Richard II, The Hour). It was set in London in the 50s with a lot of criminal energy and blood. It was incredibly well played by all of them (although Brendan Coyle seemed surprisingly pale in his acting compared to the others). I'm now even more in love with Ben Wishaws talent and I really want to watch The Hour now.

The next day I took the train to the airport in the morning and coincidently I sat infront of Joe Dempsie (aka. Gendry of Game of Thrones). He must live around Stretham then. No, I didn't ask for a photo or an autograph because I'm just not that kind of person. But I think that was a very cool ending for this journey.
when I arrived in Hamburg again around 5pm I had to rush to work and I think that is one of the reasons why I needed until today to feel rested again. Last night my best friend slept over and we slept until lunch time. I usually don't do that but I guess I needed that sleep.

I hope you enjoyed reading this,

Cheers mates~


  1. Mein Kopf ist grade zu platt für Englisch ...;_;

    Das mit dem Grab von Karl Marxx ist irgendwie sehr...daneben. Aber die Bilder, die du gemacht hast von dem Friedhof sind sehr toll!

    Und das Ende der Reise...hach! Wie schön! Freu mich für dich! Sowas hat man ja auch eher selten :3 Voll tooll!!!

    Und auch mal bis Mittags schlafen muss sein~

    1. Ja fand ich auch. Habe mich aber gefreut, dass ich sein eigentliches Grab gefunden habe. Da war ich wieder etwas beruhigt.

      Und ja ;___; war echt voll toll!! <33