Sunday, July 01, 2007

Pimp my crypt

This is Laperose cemetery in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. And out of the blue, yellow and pink, the Familia Bermudez Scandella have decided to spruce up their mausoleum with an aesthetic that can only appeal to themselves as magnífico.

Masons have constructed a
facade and outlined the columns with a colour called sexy pink. The inner vault compartments are painted with the colour ochre. The piazza is covered with an unusual symbol of a pink circle within a circle. But other than baroque frontispiece to the centre of the mausoleum, a planter's pot rests to the your upper right.

This is a fine example of the kitschness of Trinidad and Tobago and the manner in which some families respect their dead.- thebookmann


Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the cemetery near 'Chichi', Guatemala. Minus the flower pot, of course. Hmm, I can't figure out how to post a link to a picture here. Oh well.

Stefan Falke said...

only the bookman finds these jewels !


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