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Guatemala part IV - Cemeteries

January 4th 2016
Graves en masse When we travel we now and again visit cemeteries. Partly because it is an important aspect of the local culture how dead relatives are taken care of and partly because it often is easy to take nice photos of graves, hence we have something to add to the blog when we come home. You probably haven't noticed but in the previous blog entries from Guatemala I haven't ad ... read more
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Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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12th April 2016

Another cemetery buff!
I love cemeteries and always always visit them, too! Great that you dedicated a blog to three very contrasting ones! I adore the one in this photo with its virgin and holy ghost, clearly painted with love by a local. And the three styles reflect their cities from elegant Antigua with its colonial monuments to colorful, indigenous Chichicastanango. The monumental ones of Quetzaltenango remind me of monumental Arequipa, Peru, and of the wonderful ones in Punta Arenas, Chile. So many cemeteries, so little time (hehe).
13th April 2016

Glad you liked it
Thanks for commenting and I'm glad you liked the blog entry. Your comment also adds a better perspective of the three cemeteries. Thanks for helping me make the entry better. /Ake

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