Remember that rule about cemeteries when we were little? If you don’t hold your breath as you pass a cemetery you will die or become possessed.
Honestly, who tells small children these things?!
We went for an unusual weekend outing to La Recoleta Cemetery. Not the most romantic of dates, but this is one cemetery that might just take your breath away.
It was a dark and cloudy day. Perfect weather conditions for visiting graves, I would say.
The cemetery is an enclosed village of tombs. I say village because the tombs are more like small lavish homes. Only the most important families are buried here – it’s like a who’s who of Argentine history. Some of you might even recognise names like Eva Peron and writer Jose Hernandez (snaps to you, you history buff!).
It all looks very grand and impressive.
(Hopefully nobody answers the door… that would be freaking creepy.)
Some tombs are fancier than others.
While others will give you the goosebumps.
The cats don’t seem to mind and slink around the place all day and night.
While I was busy being suspicious of the eerie cats, Danny was getting up to a bit of mischief.
Yep, he really poked his head right in there. A bit nosy of him, don’t you think?
It’s actually really easy to see through the doors of most of the tombs. Some of them are lavish and very well-maintained.
Whilst others are crumbling and have been long neglected.
Yep, that’s a skull.
Is it wrong that we took a photo of it?!
As you exit the gates to return to the world of the living, there is one final message for you to keep in mind (if you read Latin).
Spooky, or what?