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El Cementerio

From and around Santiago

The Cementerio of Santiago is a place I visited many times during the year I lived there. It's a diverse burial ground, partly covered by grandiose mausoleums in one end, contrasted by rusty metal crosses and barren fields at the other. I find the section of the poor a lot more charming than the cold architectural oddities housing the well to do, because of the colorful decorations and banners that fills this part of the graveyard. Many graves are decorated with banners supporting football teams, birthday balloons, parasols etc, and right after Christmas, a monotone concert of worn out Christmas cards playing jingle bells can be heard as you walk through the sites.

April 9th, 2011

More old door.
Part of a windowsill.
Peak in to a hallway on Av. Recoleta
The cross of Laura Rosa Diaz
La sección de wavitas #1
La sección de wavitas #2
La sección de wavitas #3
An older part of the cemetery was shaded by worn parasols.
The sections with graves more than 10 years old were not that well kept.
Angel Ramirez Abarca on lot 1515
A pile of old flowers

Design, code and photos by Jonas Arnfred