Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Details Of The Old Chinese Cemetery In Manila

You've seen the big mausoleums, now let's take a look at some of the details of the cemetery.

Paying homage. People come for birthdays, anniversaries. The big day to visit is All Saints' Day, Day of the Dead (November 1).

More than a mausoleum. Many plots feature sinks, toilets, kitchens. The concept is: come hang out. Awhile. All that real estate needs upkeep, so you hire a staff to come in and keep it spiffy.

Beyond mausoleums, plenty of large graves, crammed in like a big metropolis.

Mausoleum turnover. While in progress, a dog to guard the renovation. The saddest sight, the crypt of a child, complete with weekly offerings of juice, snacks.

Typical mausoleum patina, foundation for a nice still life.

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