Foto Friday: Halloween Edition Cemeteries and Spooks
Not every country celebrates Halloween, and not every country celebrates the way the United States does. Here in Argentina you can find the odd Halloween display in the supermarket selling a few special candies and a creepy mask or two, but Halloween is not something people do here. I’m missing out on some of my favorite Halloween traditions, like pumpkin carving and all the delicious pumpkin flavored baked goods that are out this time of year. I would kill for a real glass of apple cider right now, or a good apple fresh off the tree. Alas, the grass is always greener (or the leaves are always more colorful). Today’s FotoFriday is a bunch of photos of cemeteries around the world, in honor of Halloween where these kinds of things are supposed to be spooky. I threw in a few other Halloween-flavors for good measure.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
All of the following photos are of La Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de la Recoleta) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This cemetery is like a mini city, its considered one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries. Walking through the alleys, on a sunny day, feels both eerie and beautiful. A city of the dead, full of statues and mini houses where people have been laid to rest for hundreds of years.
26 October 2013
By Kristance Harlow
I found out the story behind the statue of the lady with the dog!<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_Liliana_Crociati_de_Szaszak<br />
You HAD to end with a spider!!!! I HATE spiders and it caused me to yelp and gave crawlies up my spine!<br />I loved the statue of the woman with dog–so lovely. Wonder what the story is behind it.
Oh Kristance, you have exceeded all expectations of a Halloween themed blog; after all what is more iconic on this "Day of the Dead" than a cemetery? And what interesting links. I shudder to think of the fate of Lord Balmarino who, essentially was killed not once, but twice! How grisly. And the monument honoring the murdered Jews and other minorities that transcends or perhaps