Visited Recoleta cemetery this weekend with my friend Maike, a German girl I met a couple weeks ago. The cemetery’s stunning, just enormous; full of decay and gorgeously sculpted vaults with the city peeking in on all sides.
This is the tomb of a 15 year old girl. Her mother was so distraught that she applied to the city for permission to sleep at the girl's tomb every night until she recovered enough to go back to her house again.
Vault of a 19 year old girl who may have been buried alive. Her tomb design is unique in the cemetery because it features mostly curved lines.
Recoleta cemetery is completely engulfed by the city. As you walk through the rows of vaults, you'll suddenly find yourself facing an apartment building or shopping mall in the distance.