On New Year’s Day we accompanied Grima’s brother, Victor, and his wife, Silvia, along with Silvia’s mother to place flowers on Silvia’s Father’s grave. Santiago’s general cemetery is located in the community of Independencia, north of downtown and is populated by presidents, generals and other distinguished families of Chile, along with the common population. It is enormous and contains architectural symbols of Chile’s past, and a very interesting way to spend an afternoon wandering the aisles and passageways.
Flower vendor at the West entrance to the cemetery
Siliva with her mother
Victor with his mother-in-law contemplating the past and future
One of the interesting ‘streets’ in the cemetery
Amazing sculptures one would find in most of the older, world class cemeteries around the world
Grima in front of the modernist architecture of the tomb of Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile’s present from 1970 to 1973, who committed suicide during the military takeover of La Moneda (presidential palace).
So, more to come. Love to hear what you have to say about our travels.