Sunday, May 17, 2009

Burial Monuments for Eternity

Quiet Lane in the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires
The Cementerio de la Recoleta is not just a place with graves and tombs. It is a place with many ancient stories to tell. That is why I like this place a lot. Only persons of noble rank or birth were buried here but the cemetery has lost a bit of its prominence over the years. Nowadays only a few funerals take place per year. On the other hand it is becoming a major tourist attraction in Buenos Aires.
Have you ever thought about your private mausoleums?

10 comments:

Jacob said...

I feel the same way about cemeteries...they are so interesting...I can imagine this one is especially so.

The only other place I've seen so many mausoleums above ground is in the state of Louisiana - because of water just below the surface of the earth.

This is an excellent photo.

yudikris said...

Ehm... I have never thought about it yet! :P

Great pics! For this one, particularly.... How wonderful touch of combination between the old-brown buildings and the new one!

Nice! I added this blog to my favorite blog list!

Yudhie
(yudikris.blogspot.com)

Carraol said...

Great juxtaposition of the buildings of the living in the background and the mausoleums of the dead. Love the name and the template of your blog!

Dusty Lens said...

Always quiet and peaceful in cemeteries. They are rich in history. This one is pictureesque. I have taken a few photos of family members markers.

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Mo said...

What an interesting place. Love to see some of the tombstones up close

Lessie said...

I love old cemeteries too! For the same reason -- the history and the stories. This one looks quite intriguing.

Juan Manuel said...

Excellent cementery for visiting. Two or three hours of silence and peace.

Sharon said...

Great shot. This was my favorite place too. I have many, many photos that I took here. The tombs are so varied and unusual. Unlike some cemetaries that might go days without a visitor, this place hosts thousands of people every week.

Margaret said...

This is one of my favorite places in B.A., and you're right. It feels so full of stories. Last summer, my daughter and I spent an hour exploring La Recoleta and making up our own about the many feral cats that live there.