Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Recoleta reprise

We have written about the cemetary in Recoleta before.  If you scroll down this blog to 2009 you will find a short history of this world famous graveyard.  The tombs are so interesting that we could not resist a return trip.  The photos are not adequate as the space is huge and the tombs are packed extremely close together.  Famous people, dictators and their wives like Evita, sports heros like Luis Firpo the boxer and race car driver Juan Manuel Fangio, successful business men, the social elite of the nation are buried in this place. Even the dictator Facundo Quiroga was buried standing up near his former rivals, men he had executed.  The history of Argentina in a two acre walled cemetary.

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