‘Porto cemetery, Portugal’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Our bus load of tourists reached Porto in Portugal in the afternoon. After a visit to the town, it started drizzling. We spent the evening visiting a Porto distillery and tasting different types of wine. The weather continued to be depressing. We were told to get ready after breakfast by 8 am the next morning for leaving the town.

Earlier, while visiting the town, I had noticed a cemetery, not too far from the hotel where the Group was staying. So the next morning, I got up early, had breakfast and left the hotel by 7 am.

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It was a clear day but there was very little light when I reached the gate of the cemetery.

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Soon the day light appeared in full force. I took a few photographs of the board before proceeding towards the entrance.

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I noticed that the gate was locked. I could see a Security guard and I waved him. He came closer to the door and said something in Portuguese. And then noticing that I was still looking lost, repeated it in English. ‘Closed’, said he. Then I noticed the timings painted on a small board on the gate- it said ‘8.30 am to 17.30 pm.

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The cemetery had a five feet high wall with a grill on top. So I spent the next thirty minutes trying to take photos from outside the cemetery, of what was inside the cemetery. Take a look.

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And then I looked at my watch and rushed back to the hotel to catch the bus just in time.

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‘Montparnasse cemetery, Paris’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Here are some more photographs taken in the Monparnasse Cemetery, Paris in October 2013.

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Photos, text and copyright K.J.S.Chatrath

IMPORTANT: The above information is being shared only for the convenience of the readers who are advised to double check the information and satisfy themselves before taking any decision.

 

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