|View from Shepherd's Hill|
|The Priory Gardens entrance of the station where an unused platform can be observed|
|The Hillcrest Estate|
Really surprised to find Highgate such a nice area of London, it has a large area of woodland and some great views, far more suburban than I had expected.
We saw some fine (I would say) architecture including municipal housing called The Hillcrest Estate.
We also saw some flats designed for Sigmund Gestetner by Berthold Lubetkin for his workers
|Flats designed by Berthold Lubetkin|
Famous residents now include Jude Laws but in the past Dickens passed through.
|George's home still a destination for his fans|
|Charles Dickens - not his permanent home|
George Michael the Pop Singer was a famous resident and for a while after his early death the area was a destination for his fans.
|Home for the Fair|
George was quietly quietly philanthropic and as well as making donations to individuals he was a backer of Highgate fair held in the (although it's not) square which has Highgate's Institution across the road.
Literary figures have lived in Highgate too - JB Priestley lived in the same house that Samuel Taylor- Coleridge had lived in before a - like George Michael Coleridge had drug issues.
Houseman the poet was another poet who lived in the same road.
|Another poet's home -Houseman|
Dead figures also featured as near to St Joseph's church we saw the graveyard that is where Karl Marx is laid to rest -Karl Marx was non-practising Jew he was buried in non consecrated ground.
|2 plaques one house|
|From the perimeter the graveyard that's home to the remains of Karl Marx|
A most impressive Catholic Church St Joseph's was viewed inside and out
|Outside the church|
|St Joseph's Church|
|Inside the church|
|A Pub used by Graham Chapman|
|A 'copious' drinker|
I should also mention the significant New River (NR) marking and an associated building..
|NR = New River|
|A Building for water|