It isn't just Karl; several other family and household members are also there. I recently read the book on Eleanor, Marx's youngest and most brilliant daughter, and her sad fate at the hands of the cad of cads...
Bixa it was lovely to see parts of Highgate Cemetery from all angles - especially through the park fence! What luck. You must have felt cheated that time was up when you arrived, but elated somewhat when you got some photos to show us and at least say that you have been there - I have never thought of an adventure into Highgate, but you have me interested to visit there someday. I was delighted with the raised garden beds - just like mine except in wood. Another delight was the lovely red Crocosmia which shoot up all over my garden too! Was that lavender growing in Goldilocks' Garden?
Cheated and not cheated, Tod. The woman who told me how to get to the cemetery said that there was an admission to get in because of Marx's tomb, so I guess I could say I came out £5 richer. Tod, did you see my Nunhead Cemetery thread? It's about as atmospheric and romantic as you could wish a cemetery to be. Yes, I really like Crocosmia too, over-enthusiastic as it is.
Thanks, Bjd, for the lavender ID. There is a nice stand of that same kind in the 2nd cemetery picture, as well as that slender type so common in London on the right side of the same photo. Marx's tomb wasn't really on my radar anyway, so no crushing disappointment there. Really, when you've seen a Rembrandt and strolled a gorgeous galleried garden in the woods all in the same day, it's hard to be disappointed about anything.
On the subject of the cemetery, here is the lowdown on visiting Highgate, with its quite early closing times even in summer. I think it must be quite popular, as there was a monster tour bus just leaving when I arrived at the locked gates of the West side. highgatecemetery.org/visit