Monday, May 04, 2009

Grave Diggin'

Some say that they are the ultimate waste of space, others that they are a necessary bridge from the past to the present, but whatever they are to you, cemeteries are often excellent and very illustrative expressions of personal architecture. How and in what you are buried can say as much about your personality as the house you lived in all your life.  It is perhaps the last and also the most lasting physical memory that a person can willfully express to his peers and family. Think of the tombs of great emperors, kings and statesmen and you'll surely get the picture. But one wonders if you will remember it?

the first image is of Recoleta Cemetery in 1923, courtesy of a Google image search
the second and third images are also of Recoleta Cemetery, courtesy of The Reef

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