Monday, 16 January 2012

Evita


Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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My contribution to Julie's Taphophile Tragics

25 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Is that the museum? So many placards. Diane

Dina said...

Don't cry for me . . .
Was anyone there to cry for Evita?

Julie said...

Golly, Jose, what a contribution!

It all seems so old, but is totally within my years of knowledge. Juan amd Eva Peron. I did not even realise that Evita died in 1997, I thought her death to be more recent than that.

I wonder how come they were of the 'Famille Duarte' yet the world knows them as Peron?

I cannot help but think that people with mausoleums like this, have a high regard for themselves and for their contribution to the world. What we here in Australia regard as being 'full of themselves'. However, I guess really it is a cultural difference mainly.

I am so glad you contributed this post to Taphophile Tragics. I value your participation, and not just for the international flavour that your posts provides. Thanks, Jose.

Filip said...

This is a really special memorial.

Greetings,
Filip

Ann said...

One of the most famous graves of all. One day I must get there.

hamilton said...

These are some well adorned plaques on display. I am sure it gets visited by many people from the world over.

Sylvia K said...

Wow! That's awesome, JM! Terrific captures for the day! Thanks as always for sharing your travels and your country with us through your wonderful photos! The next best thing to being there myself!

Sylvia

tapirgal said...

!!! What a great find, JM. You've just reminded me of something I photographed outside Paris. The more I "travel" this meme, the more I realize that I/we (probably many of us) have posted and photographed lots of cemeteries without thinking to connect them. I agree, Julie's meme is fantastic!

AGMPRISMA said...

Historia, si hablaran esas tumbas.
Que suerte tienes de estar en sitios tan variados.
Un saludo

Photo Cache said...

wow, interesting. i would love to see this as well. is it open to the public?

JM said...

@Julie:

Her name was Eva Duarte Peron and she was burried along with her family, not his'.

JM said...

@Photo Cache:

Yes, the cemetery is open just like any other one, but not the mausoleum. Actually it's considered to be one of the world's most amazing cemeteries and I totally agree.

Gemma Wiseman said...

It seems to be like a hallway with plaques replacing doorway lintels! Such an impressive arrangement! And this is unroofed? Just thought that because of the light and shadow effect!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Fitting memorial.Eva Peron was Argentina's most powerful & influential first lady from 1946-52.She died in 1952 of cancer at the young age of 33.Had she lived on she could have become Vice President & who knows maybe even the President.

Team G Square said...

Nice to know about this place ......

Joan Elizabeth said...

So different from anything we see around here.

Halcyon said...

That's alot of plaques for one lady!

Cobalt Violet said...

Beautiful and yet there is a strangeness ... Love cemeteries ... is that weird? There is usually something so beautiful and ...I don't know how to say it but anyway ... great post!

tapirgal said...

I love your new profile photo, but liked the old one, too.

Kathy said...

I am confused by the plaque that says Evita Peron died in 1997. According to a biography I read I thought she died in 1974 or thereabouts. This is quite a tribute to a woman who was greatly loved by her countrymen.

Kathy said...

Oops! I double-checked and Eva Peron died in 1952! My bad!

diane b said...

Those above ground graves make it look like a city.

Lowell said...

Evita - what a woman! What a legacy! Thank you for this. I would never have seen it except for your photo. That's true, by the way, of a lot of things and I really appreciate your traveling blog.

I also LOVE your profile pic! Fantastic.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

i dont know much about Eva but this is a great pic.
~laura

Annie said...

Ageless locked doors
Placards sharing the basics
Private stories cached