A few days ago I found the Gore Hill Cemetery in Sydney, Australia. Not hard to find, since it was across the road from my hotel. It is in a dense urban area, but is a quiet oasis. It ceased interments in the mid 1970’s, but most of the graves are much older. Old enough to have been forgotten, and abandoned. And so the whole place is shrouded in ivy, and daisies, and is fading into grey quietude. It’s extraordinarily calm and peaceful, or at least I found it so, but I was also informed that it’s a notorius “beat”. Oh well.