Graveyard Statuary: An Illustrated Tour

Really, what is the point of being dead if you don’t have stone figures mourning your passing in perpetuity? Ricoleta cemetery in Buenos Aires has them in spades, in varied poses and shades of grief. For the pre-deceased, I offer an instructive tour on what to get when you’re getting sad statuary.

 

You have the basic somber girl, eyes downcast. It is always a girl, as homophobia is a spectre that follows you to the grave, apparently.

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For the more dramatically inclined, there is the crypt-top pose.

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But why be so subtle?  Let them know how truly sad they are at your passing with the Cadillac of mournful statues. Yes, a marble woman draped across your tomb will undoubtedly drive home the point that it sucks that you’re dead.

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3 responses

  1. Thanks for the illustrated tour. The crypt top pose is pretty epic.

    May 31, 2014 at 7:35 am

  2. Another great series and I would have to agree with Dan (sometimes we do agree) I am in love with the first image!

    June 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

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