The Month of the Dead – learning about the Paris Morgue in Brompton Cemetery

We fear death almost as much as we are attracted to it. The gruesome, the morbid. As long as it's not with us, or our loved ones. There is a reason why the true crime genre has had such a resurrection in the past few years. Understanding what happened, the why, and how. The twistier … Continue reading The Month of the Dead – learning about the Paris Morgue in Brompton Cemetery

The month of the Dead – West Norwood Cemetery

We're halfway through the month of October already. This is one of my favourite, if not my favourite, time of the year. I love fall and well... the countdown to Halloween. I'm definitely a fan of ghost stories, of lost souls, always curious about the rituals different countries have used and currently still undertake when … Continue reading The month of the Dead – West Norwood Cemetery

A short trip to the Lake District – Part 4. Climbing Wansfell Pike

What is the definition of "fell"? To me, it's always been the past tense of the verb fall. Yet, with every experience, we learn something new, and my trip to the Lake District was no exception. I've learned fell it is also a geographical term. According to our friend Wikipedia, a fell originates from Old Norse (fell, fjall, … Continue reading A short trip to the Lake District – Part 4. Climbing Wansfell Pike

A short trip to the Lake District – Part 3. Ambleside & Stock Ghyll Force

I woke up from my second night in Windermere town fearful that my luck had run out and rain will be falling outside. Yet, surprisingly for someone who seems to often get on the bad side of destiny, the forecast had been wrong. There might be some showers during the day. But it seemed that … Continue reading A short trip to the Lake District – Part 3. Ambleside & Stock Ghyll Force