The Hyde Park Pet Cemetery is hidden from view behind thick bushes. You can only see it if you peer very carefully through the tangled undergrowth. There doesn’t appear to be any signage, and no visitors are allowed. If you’ve got a good lens and stretch your hand carefully between the fence posts it’s possible to get a few photos unobscured by dead leaves and branches.
If you are more enterprising, climbing on the fence and holding the camera aloft will net some pretty good shots of the miniature tombstones. You’ll see the wonderful names that the Victorians and Edwardians gave to their beloved pets: Snap, Maudie and Sambo are just a few of the monikers you’ll see of expired, four-legged friends of families who have long since vanished from this earth. [Google Map]
(London, UK January 2010)