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Creepy…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by Mj Rains

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Cemetery monuments…

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Have a creepy Halloween my dears!

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Purple Cemetery

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2011 by Mj Rains

And so I’m wrapping up the 13 Days of Halloween series. Hope you’ve enjoyed some of my haunted posts, got a chill or two, and ultimately feel inspired for the day of scares and tricks and treats of Halloween tomorrow. So I leave you today with one last cemetery image that I love. The color work I think is so pretty…with the haunted vibe of death and resting souls.

Caterina Medicis photo

Cemetery Images

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on October 25, 2011 by Mj Rains

cemetery by PurpleJackdaw

Highgate Cemetery II by Jez92

Highgate Cemeter III by Jez92

Verano Cemetery Rome by Creepy Eyes

Cemetery by Deafy

35 Years to Bury…

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by Mj Rains

As I perused a most strange article in the newspaper about the famous Argentina tourist attraction,
the La Recoleta cemetery, it mentions the resting place of the famous female political leader,
Evita Peron. How she got there was quite an ordeal. An incredible 35 year journey her
remains took that spanned half the earth…now that’s a long trek for a dead person.

Maria Eva Duarte Peron and Juan Peron in 1950.

Evita died of cancer in 1952, during her husband’s presidency. He hired a noted physician of
the time, a Dr. Pedro Ara, to embalm Eva’s body while he constructed a mausoleum of great
stature for her remains.
Instead, the body was on display, gathering great attention. The mausoleum was put
on hold. In 1955, bad timing all around, Juan Peron was kicked out of office during
the political uprising in Argentina, and he fled to Spain. Ara took responsibility to transport
Evita’s remains to Milan, Italy and buried her under the fake name of Maria Maggi.

Her body remained there until 1971 until it was exhumed by Juan Peron and taken to Madrid where
the ousted leader was living in exile. He reburied her under careful watch of Ara, who it
was rumored and had fallen in love with the corpse of Eva.

In 1973, Peron returned to Argentina and became president again. Evita did not accompany him.
It wasn’t until after his death in 1974 that Eva’s remains were dug up once more. She was returned to
Argentina and buried beside her husband on the palace grounds. In 1987, anti-Peron  activists
broke into the graves and cut off Juan Peron’s hands. Evita was once more exhumed, and placed
in the hopeful security of her family’s mausoleum, and remains there today.

The Familia Duarte mausoleum resides in La Recoleta cemetery.It is of course one of the most visited
burial sites of the cemetery.

The Dead…

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2010 by Mj Rains

Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of
the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and , farther
westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part
of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the
crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul
swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like
the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.  РJames Joyce, The Dead

Photo: Cemetery by blue-blood-karina

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