Sunday, January 27, 2008

Recoleta Cemetery-ii

A crypt in Recoleta can cost as much as an apartment and have nicer detail work. People whose forebears are parked there are not unmindful of the prestige factor and, though some crypts are obviously beyond anyone's memory, some are visited by family retainers with liquid wax and rags to shine up the woodwork. All in all, Recoleta Cemetery is an interesting manifestation of conspicuous consumption.

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