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London Cemeteries PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN WADSWORTH In 1992 I traveled to London to photograph cemeteries. I chose February when the sun sustains a twilight paleness throughout the day. For five mornings my driver greeted me with “It’s a good day to roam among the dead.” Each cemetery was a garden in rebellion against decaying memorials to eternal life. In five days I saw one person, an elderly woman, who sat on an ivy- covered granite bench, gazing upon what could have been her family’s overgrown “in perpetuity” plot. I envisioned ivy engulfing her, fulfilling the bankrupt cemetery’s obligation to receive and respect her family’s dead. Original "London Cemeteries" images are available for purchase. For pricing information contact john@artofdyingmagazine.com 62 | ART OF DYING