A Family RTW Travel Adventure (2008-2009)
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ADIP: La Recoleta Cemetery

A Day In Pictures
La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires


Interesting story: When Evita Peron died at age 33, the Argentine military was so afraid of the iconic power of her corpse that they hid her body in tomb in Milan, Italy for 16 years.

Twenty years after her death her body was returned to Buenos Aires in the dead of night and laid to rest in her family’s tomb in La Recoleta Cemetery, despite strong objections from the country’s elite.


Evita’s presence is just one part of the mysterious allure of La Recoleta, “the recollection.” The dozens of feral cats that guard the crypts are another.



La Recoleta may also be the only cemetery in the world that is the subject of a blog (entitled “Afterlife“).




There are more pictures from La Recoleta Cemetery posted here.


1 Doug Spiro { 09.19.08 at 7:42 am }

Your pictures are fantastic. I look forward to them every day!

2 Doug (that's uncle to you kids) { 09.19.08 at 8:25 am }

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLINE !!!!!!! We hope you have a great day and will be with you in spirit (as we are everyday). Don’t forget to join hands and ask “WWBJD?” I am sure he would say,”LETS PARTY!!!!!!”. Miss you and LOVE all you guys.

Uncle Dougie, Amy, the Bailster, Simba and Sri.

3 Linda in Oregon { 09.19.08 at 10:26 pm }

Happy Birthday Caroline!


Linda, Bill, Willa, Griffin and Jonah

4 molly { 09.21.08 at 4:47 pm }

When I went to outdoor ed. there was a family of feral cats with two cute kittens.

5 Caroline { 10.05.08 at 9:39 am }

Thank you Uncle Douggie and family and Aunt Linda and family! I miss you guys! And whenever we are in a tough situation I do ask myself WWBJD. haha

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