RIP / QEPD
January 28, 2008 5:20 AM Subscribe
posted by veggieboy (16 comments total)
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The biggest tourist attraction in Buenos Aires is a cemetery. El Cementerio de la Recoleta
is the final resting place for some of Argentina's most illustrious and wealthy residents. (Yes, Evita is among them.) AfterLife
explores the architecture, motifs, and history of this cemetery, as well as the stories of its residents.
(As this Time magazine article
from 1971 shows, Evita took a trip around the world before she came to rest in the cemetery. The magazine piece ends by speculating that Juan Perón would not return to Argentina, but of course he did. And so did Evita.
) But Evita's story is far from the only interesting one,
and her family's tomb is nothing compared to some.