Whoever has not lived in peace can not claim to sleep peacefully. Rising up from the mountains, this town is a great resting place where people of La Cumbrecita intend to spend the rest of their days. There is no noise here. You can only hear the noise of a little stream, the chirping of birds and silence, if you feel the silence ...
Another abandoned cemetery, this time in the mountains, near the town of Punta de Vacas, in the province of Mendoza. These are just a few graves. They have few details to identify them. As far as I could work out, they date from the time when the railroad was being built in the area. The population would have been higher than today. A gendarme station controls a few feet of the forgotten cemetery. Hundreds of vehicles pass daily, indifferent to these forgotten crosses. My idea is to show these sites before they are lost forever, conserving information about those who rest here. It holds part of the history of the place.
Coordinates: 32 ° 51'08 "(S), 69 ° 45'40" (O)
Susques in the province of Jujuy, Argentina a very special place in the Highlands, reached by climbing the slope of Lipan to a height of 4400m, and then going through the salinas grandes, an immense area of majestic grandeur. A colonial town with houses, adobe churches and the cemetery (photo) in the middle of the town. A beautiful place to visit and enjoy.
His single vision shakes, motionless but alert, with his hands resting on the hilt of his sword, his face hard delineated only by straight lines and its wings outstretched as if waiting. The Angel of Death or the angel of death, is popularly called as this monumental work of Salamone and that is actually a figure of the Archangel Michael, the guardian of the threshold that guards the border between life and death in the Portal Blue Cemetery.
The place of this cemetery is, like almost everything done by Salamone, gigantic. It measures about 15 feet tall and in his forehead legend includes RIP (Requiescat In Pacem) with huge black letters crowned by a smaller cross the same color. Figures eternal flame can be seen represented symmetrically on the sides of the portal and in the center of the whole scene the Exterminating Angel as custodian of eternal sleep. On the back a huge white cross facing inside the cemetery marks the border between life and death. Under this huge portal is the Blue Cemetery Oratorio also performed by Salamone.
A horse trainer friend mentioned this place to me the first time. They found here a resting place for some of their animals. Somewhat cautious when giving details, this disappeared as he explained the reasons for his suspicion. It was that some headstones were stolen for people to use as camping tables (sic), then they were recovered and re-stolen again, so the exact location of the cemetery is not widely known. Surely after trusting with the locals and they will consider that you are can also be trusted, and will tell you how to get to this old abandoned cemetery, located on the outskirts of Puerto Piramides, on the Valdes Peninsula in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Following the instructions I received during my search, I went riding my bike, and after some riding back and forth I found it - almost hidden under the sand dunes near the cliffs. cliffs . These are photos of what has been.
Under the Blue Portal Cemetery there is an Oratory that is where one of many Christs made by Salamone, very similar to the other Christ which is on Route 3 to the entrance of the town. Enclosed is a map showing the location of these two Christs and other works of Salamone in Blue.