17 May 2009

Cemeteries are fun!



The first time I went to Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires I thought, "I'm not really motivated to take photos here. There's nothing too interesting." But each time I went back I saw more and more small details and marvellous things that I wanted to capture on film... or should I say, "memory card."

These are photos of Debo and I having fun in the cemetery. Is that wrong?



[Above]
- "Don't move. And put your hands where I can see them."
- "Okay, Okay. Don't shoot! I'm unarmed."
- "Do as I say and you won't get hurt. And no funny stuff... I saw what you did with the fish and wine."



[Above] "Oh how I wish I had cable TV."



[Above] Most of the coffins are in large tombs. But there are also many placed in large towers of coffin storage. I was pulling on the handle of each storage unit as I walked past. Debo said, "You can't open them, Ara. They're all locked." Except I soon found that one of them was un-locked.

Whenever I dealt with cadavers in university they had always been marinated in chemicals for many years prior to "resurrection." This was the first time I smelled decaying human. It was bad. This poor chap had been "returning to the earth" since 1984.

His door clearly lacked one of these. [Below]



[Below] Jesus behind bars.



[Below] Debo hiding among the tombs.



[Below] The secret life of Jesus.





[Above]
"Look up there!"
"It's a bird!"
"It's a plane!"
"It's..."



[Above] I think it's safe to assume this baby went to heaven!


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3 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:47

    sonriendo entre las tumbas =)

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  2. Sammy Russell02:13

    Oh to be a stone baby!

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  3. sí, y que linda sonrisa! :)

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