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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 144 N: 25376] (123537)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-09
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-08-21 1:31
Viewed: 2379
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Craig was fascinated with the cemetery i n Lima and asked if anyone saw something similar. so I checked my (big)archive and I found one, why not. It is a cemetery in Punta Arenas in Chile.
The Municipal Cemetery of Punta Arenas is among the city’s most important attractions; very few visitors leave the city in the Chilean Patagonia without spending a few hours in this fascinating place.
The memorial park, also known as Sara Braun’s Cemetery occupies four hectares and, when it opened in April 1894, its location was on the outskirts of town. With the development of the city is now virtually in the central area and easily accessible to visitors.
For me, the very strange were the graves with small fences, a bit like children's beds.

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Hello Malgo,
The chosen point of view with its mix of strong horizontal and vertical lines makes for a great graphical composition. A fascinating place and as I like to mooch around cemeteries I could certainly spend a few hours there.

Ciao Malgorzata,

Ils sont entassés les uns sur les autres dans une sorte de village fleuri avec de petites clôtures blanches comme séparation. Il y a beaucoup d'informations dans ce plan serré.



Hi Malgo
these cemeteries are so amazing, and as I mentioned to Craig it does solve the problems of running out of space by making them high rise. I assume you have to take a ladder to place flowers on the higher ones!
They have a strange fascination and this fine image gives us a really perfect view and captures the atmosphere succinctly.

Regards - Brian.

Ciao Malgo
i cimiteri sono luoghi che raccontano molte storie, possono cambiare le architetture, ma lo scopo finale è sempre lo stesso.
Ogni popolo ha i suoi riti e le sue tradizioni e la curiosità mi spinge spesso a curiosare all'interno di essi, per questo trovo le tue foto molto interessanti.

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  • cjmm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 826 W: 64 N: 1219] (4479)
  • [2013-08-21 14:41]

Hello Malgo,

Yes... those graves with fences are something that I had not seen before. Curious too how in many places cemeteries are points of touristic interest (Buenos Aires, the city where I live, is one of the cases).

What calls my attention in this photo (and I must admit that I have been looking at it for a long time, now) is that all the graves seem to be very neat, with fresh flowers, as if people really cared to go there and pay respect to their late ones.

Like a lot the many details!

Kind regards,

Hi dear Malgo, so great world traveler, how are you?

Nice pick up otherwise digging from your tremendous archives. Very intersting and amazing image indeed.
Deep exposure makes so clear prsentation, Nice work!

Thanks a lot and have a good day! I am still one the way of trip, Takero

Une étonnante variété de tombes, celles du premier plan étant vraiment curieuses.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13822 W: 0 N: 16050] (169396)
  • [2013-08-22 6:16]


quel détail de ce cimetière sueprbe vue et image fantastique cpatage et vue avec le graphsime de barrière blanches et ces carrés de tombes quel hommage et vue.

bravo et amitié

Hi Malgo
yes, thanks so much for this post :)

looking at this one, I have to say that the main difference between Chile's and Lima's cemetery is the cleanliness!

the one in Peru was amazingly dirty, filthy, looking like nobody has taken care of it for at least a number of years. and actually that is TRUE, i read that the government doesn't have the money to keep it clean, therefore alot of the marble and stone in the cemetery are falling apart.

Here in your photo, it looks like it was cleaned the day you took the photo! haha

Its only my experience Malgo, and maybe we have different experiences, but in general Tosca and I found Chile to be much cleaner than Peru. As evidenced in your shot here i guess.

you have a fine collection of subjects in this photo, very interesting indeed, and i really like it and appreciate the effort in finding it in your archives :)

thanks again

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3991 W: 2 N: 6726] (33316)
  • [2013-08-22 10:03]

Witaj Małgorzato
Pokazujesz bardzo ciekawe miejsca w interesujący sposób. Bardzo dobra praca.Dzieki za dodatkowy komentarz

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2013-08-22 17:08]

It is worth seeing thematic picture. For Craig and for me. Thank you Malgo.


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