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Photo Essay: Highgate Cemetery, UK

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There is something bittersweet in the crumbling monuments that have fallen into disrepair. Moss creeps over the stones, vines tangle, and the tombs are engulfed by overgrowth as they are reclaimed by the earth. Nothing is permanent.

These photos were taken in Highgate Cemetery in London, which is remote and virtually abandoned. There is a feeling of mystery and a slight sense of danger - not from the dead occupants, but the live ones who lurk around the edges.

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All photos by Elise Thompson