‘Mexico City Cemetery, Part-II’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Here are some more* photographs taken in the cemetery ‘Panteón Civil de Dolores cemetery, Mexico City.

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I could not guess the reason for the statues of the couple in bathing suits.

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This is one of the most amazing graves visited by me.

 

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 That is an unusual bouquet in white marble.

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p1410924-mc2-400-50This is one of the most impressive graves in this cemetery. See my earlier post on this cemetery for more details.

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 The hearse van parked in  the cemetery premises.

* May like to see my earlier photo article  on the  ‘Panteón Civil de Dolores cemetery, Mexico City’ at http://gravematters.in/?p=1280

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Photographs, text and copyright by K.J.S.Chatrath.

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May I invite you to see my other website: www.fiftyplustravels.com and my blog www.anaap-shnaap.blogspot.com ?

These photographs are also available without watermark and in high resolution. Please contact chatrath@gmail.com.

‘The awesome Havana Cemetery’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

My visit to the  cemetery to Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon) in Havana, Cuba really left me awe struck. I had very little idea of the size of the cemetery and the number of beautifully carved tombs stones in pure white carrara marble. Named after  Christopher Columbus, this cemetery is one of the largest and the most ornate in the world.  It  was designed by Spanish architect, Calixto de Loira  and was built during 1871-1886.This necropolis has 20 kilometres of pathways, and was declared a national monument in 1987. With more than 800,000 graves and 1 million interments, like many other cemeteries in the world there is a paucity of burial space in this cemetery. The buried remains are removed from their tombs, boxed and placed in a storage building after three years.

Let us take a walk.

p1460423-380-85Cementerio Cristóbal Colón entranceway is 22.5 metres tall. It was sculpted in 1904 by Cuban artist, José Villalta Saavedra.

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 p1460360-380-85 Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionatrias was built in 1955. It is a large pantheon that houses Cuban heroes of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.

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p1460402-380-75Monument to the common man (aam admi)

There is a ticket of 5 CUCs for foreigners visiting this cemetery.

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Photographs, text and copyright by K.J.S.Chatrath.

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May I invite you to see my other website: www.fiftyplustravels.com and my blog www.anaap-shnaap.blogspot.com ?

These photographs are also available without watermark and in high resolution. Please contact chatrath@gmail.com.