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Thriving Necropolis
January 24, 2008 12:20 PM   Subscribe

A "thriving necropolis" - The North Cemetery in Manila is populated by thousands of families - many living in mausoleums and even making their livings in the service of the dead.

More Photos...and Manila isn't the only place to have seen this phenomenon.
posted by honeyx (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Who knew there are so many goths in Manila?
posted by baphomet at 12:24 PM on January 24, 2008


When I think "thriving necropolis", I usually think of Washington D.C., New York City or Los Angeles/Hollywood (in that order). But that's just me.
posted by wendell at 1:05 PM on January 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Golf courses and cemeteries, the two biggest wastes of prime real estate."

--Al Czervik
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:12 PM on January 24, 2008


For those who own the golf courses, it is not a waste of space: they make good money ...how about national parks as wasted prime real estate? oh, that is idfferent?
posted by Postroad at 3:05 PM on January 24, 2008


the govt may toss the poor out of those places
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12577727
posted by Postroad at 3:14 PM on January 24, 2008


In some markets, golf courses have become an interim land use.
posted by carmicha at 5:15 PM on January 24, 2008


I recall reading an article in the New York Times how this is also big in Mexico.

It's not so much because they're poor, though that is a factor, but just because they think it's a good way to honor their dead relatives.
posted by champthom at 6:10 PM on January 24, 2008


"You left the bodies, didn't ya?? You left the bodies but you only moved the headstones! You only moved the headstones! WHY?!!!" - Steve Freeling

Nelson was so robbed. He shoulda got an Oscar.

Anyway, this is sorta the opposite of that, but just as cringeworthy.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:02 PM on January 24, 2008


wow
posted by AceRock at 8:40 PM on January 24, 2008


You said it AceRock, for some reason this really makes me miss playing World of Warcraft.
posted by dobie at 10:35 AM on January 25, 2008


Lucky Hotel
posted by harhailla.harhaluuossa at 8:56 PM on January 26, 2008


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