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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

Douglas Adams’s grave in Highgate Cemetery

More pix from my London trip.

Author Douglas Adams [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.] is buried in the new section of Highgate Cemetery, in North London (that’s the section you don’t need to take a tour to visit, though you do need to pay a fee). His grave is simple and tucked unobtrusively into one corner:

It is marked on the maps you can buy when you enter, though, and it’s not hard to find. Surprisingly, however, fan tributes are as simple as the headstone:

Someone did leave a towel, which would have been my first choice for a tribute to leave, too. It’s a bit hard to see because the colors blend in with the foliage, and it’s obviously been there quite a while — it’s started to rot away:

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