I walked through Highgate the other day and spent some time in the memorial garden for the late George Michael who died on December 25 of last year. The garden is in the small green bordering his home on The Grove.
Here are some photographs I took at George’s Garden, which is lovingly tended by volunteers. They were busy sweeping and clearing up fallen leaves when I went there. I chatted with one of the women who was tidying and cleaning. I said I liked seeing the effect of the seasons and how the tributes merged with nature; she understood and agreed to a certain extent. I also empathise with the need to care and keep up the garden as a sign of respect so it does not appear neglected.
Looking up as well as down:
Seasonal additions such as hand-painted conkers have appeared:
Nature at work:
Close up of George’s Star in autumn:
Cleaning lanterns and sweeping up:
The volunteers sweep up massive bags full of leaves – a little angel peeps out :
The tributes were originally outside his home and on his car – here are just a few of the pictures I took with my phone in early January, nine months ago:
The elements leave their mark: raindrops form on this early tribute: