‘Visit Navodevichy cemetery, Moscow , Russia’ by Clement Ilango

When you are in Moscow please visit the Navodevichy cemetery that contains 27,000 graves , mostly of famous authors like Anton Chekov , Gogol and Bulgakov, political leaders , musicians , playwrights and poets . You will be impressed by the park like ambience dotted with small chapels and large beautifully sculpted monuments. I visited the tombs of Boris Yeltsin, Khrushchev & Mrs Raisina Gorbachev…………Clement Ilango. 12823237_10153608350423883_9179323557679261237_o 580 40

1173616_10153608354633883_5647740081868460061_n 580 401397046_10153608351393883_5792256473289088267_o 580 4012814724_10153608345853883_5986887170608494521_n 580 40Nikita Khruschev

12841339_10153608349423883_3996756890613039909_o 580 40

12828509_10153608352288883_8299910829898032320_o 640 4012823483_10153608353638883_7980372742551613664_o 640 40

Boris Yeltsin

885066_10153608338623883_6976560502499558247_o 580 40And that the writer of this piece and photographer Clement Ilango in a brooding mood.

“Old British cemetery ‘discovered’ in Varanasi, India”- by K.J.S.Chatrath

IF

On my visit to Varanasi, India last week I managed to ‘discover’ an old British cemetery there with graves dating back to 1799.

The word ‘discovery’ is being used by me in the way the Europeans claimed to have ‘discovered’ the Americas, India and many other areas from 15th century onwards. These places were already there on earth but since the Europeans did not know about these, they claimed to have ‘discovered’ those. One does not know weather it was just poor use of English language or a bit of pompousness on their part which made them use the word ‘discovery’, but unfortunately the word did stick for quite some time. Anyway, let us let it rest here.

I would be putting up two photo articles on the Varanasi cemetery shortly on this website.

…..

May I invite you to visit my websites & blogs?

http://www.gravematters.in
http://www.traveltalk.co.in
http://www.fiftyplustravels.com
http://www.anaap-shnaap.blogspot.in
http://www.francophilesonly.blogspot.in
http://www.indianrestaurantsworldwide.blogspot.in/
http://www.indianheritagephotos.blogspot.in
***
Email: kjschatrath@yahoo.co.in; chatrath@gmail.com

‘Joas Baptista Cemetery, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Part-II’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

2397 640 75Cemitério São João Batista (Saint John the Baptist Cemetery) is a private cemetery in the neighborhood of Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro owned and operated by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (Holy House of Mercy of Rio de Janeiro) a charitable organization with a Catholic identity founded by the Portuguese in Rio during the colonial era. This Foundation operates this cemetery with a permit from the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, as in Brazil cemeteries are either owned by the municipality or operated with its permission.

2305 640 75It is one of the cemeteries more decorated and adorned in Brazil, with dozens of rich mausoleums and artistic graves. In the center of the cemetery stands a chapel, which is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. A space is reserved for the burial of the Hospital Sisters of Charity St. Vincent de Paul, along with the nuns who looked after the sick. Also located in this cemetery are the catacombs, belonging to the Brazilian Academy of Letters, linked to Brazilian soldiers who died during the First World War, the sailors of the ship battleship St. Paul who were killed during the Revolution of 1924, the FEB veterans and aviators Brazil.

2308 640 75Address: Cemitério São João Batista’ Address: Rua Real Grandeza, s/nº – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22281-033, Brazil, Phone:+55 21 2539-7073; Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

2299 640 40Almost every grave stone is a piece of art.

2401 640 75The huge statue of Christ the Redeemer of Rio De Janerio can be spotted in the distance background.

2413 640 75In this photograph one sees the statue of Jesus Christ in the foreground and that of Virgin Mary in the back.

2429 640 75

When I visited Rio De Janeiro in 2014 as a member of the G Adventures Group (https://www.gadventures.com/), the time available was limited and there were competing programes and places to be attended to- including watching a Football match in the newly constructed Stadium for the World Cup. I told our super efficient Tour Director Veronica Lopez, about my desire to visit this cemetery. I don’t know how she re-arranged all the programmes in such a way that I had a couple of hours to visit this cemetery. She also gave me sufficient printed background material on this cemetery.

Thank you Veronica, I am really grateful.

…..

You are invited to take a look at my earlier photo article on this cemetery by clicking at the following link: ‘Joas Baptista Cemetery, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil’ by K.J.S.Chatrath; http://gravematters.in/?p=2005

…..

May I invite you to visit my websites & blogs?

http://www.gravematters.in
http://www.traveltalk.co.in
http://www.fiftyplustravels.com
http://www.anaap-shnaap.blogspot.in
http://www.francophilesonly.blogspot.in
http://www.indianrestaurantsworldwide.blogspot.in/
http://www.indianheritagephotos.blogspot.in
***
Email: kjschatrath@yahoo.co.in; chatrath@gmail.com