Lost in Recoleta

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

When taking photos, I usually like to get lost in the moment, wandering aimlessly while snapping photos of whatever strikes me as interesting, and for the most part, blocking out everything else going on around me. In Buenos Aires though, I got lost… literally… and in a giant cemetery no less.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

At first I wasn’t super thrilled with the idea of visiting Recoleta Cemetera, but we were in the area and thought we would see what all the talk was about. A few steps in I was sold. It was like nothing I’d ever seen before and I immediately started snapping photos.

I was so busy taking pictures that it took me awhile to realize I had no idea where my travel companions were. Not thinking much of it though, I continued snapping photos until I realized no one was around at all.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

I was spooked (even though, as you can tell from the photos, this all happened during a bright and sunny afternoon… no, I’m not exactly what you would call “brave”). After a few panicky minutes of running around trying my hardest not to see any ghostly apparitions or encounter any zombies, I finally heard voices! Nothing goolish to my relief, I heard nice normal voices, and finally saw other people. All was well once again.

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4 Comments on “Lost in Recoleta

  1. The bad news is they erected this awful mall right accross the street… the bright side of it, it has a small balcony, where you can have some fries and a cheese burger, while enjoying a higher ground view of this colonial times “necropolis”… yet another reason for you to return, huh?

    Cheers,

    L.

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