Sunday, March 9, 2014

San Jose Cemetery Statues

Cemeteries with above-ground memorials and statuaries provide photo opportunities to align up angles among the statuary, as I hope I accomplished with the composition of this photo.

On our travels we will at times enter cemeteries to photograph the memorials and pay reverent tribute to the culture of the local population.  Cemeteries are a window into the culture, as memorials can reflect the faith and values of families.

The cemeteries in Latin America are particularly compelling. The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is the most impressive that we have seen, and it is a major attraction for visitors, domestic and international.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posed on our  on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week we are showing photos of the people of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea.

6 comments:

Kate said...

These statues look remarkably clean and well-maintained. Have a pleasant Sunday!

Judy said...

Very nice. I like the way you composed this.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You did indeed capture an excellent image here Dave, the floral background accentuates the while of the statues beautifully. Have really enjoyed this series on the San Jose cemetery, the entrance is so impressive and I loved the covered walkway.. it has the appearance of a very peaceful place.

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful memorial statue.

Lowell said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of the many above-ground cemeteries and statuary in Louisiana.

Bob Crowe said...

Another vote for Recoleta although we're very fond of Père-Lachaise in Paris. Unlike Recoleta, it's hilly and irregular, plus it's got Oscar Wilde.

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