Artificial flower

I spent time in Buenos Aires wandering around La Recoleta Cemetery. It was a super hot day with bright blue sky, so I was happy to be wandering in the semi-shade offered by the large stone graves in this cemetery, and to be able to focus on some of the detail that was on offer, rather than attempting to take regular city shots with harsh light.

This place was a little creepy, in that you could look into the tombs and see the coffins that were in there, which is a bit odd when some of them are obviously meant for children.

Some of the chambers were in quite good condition, others run down, full of broken items and cobwebs. The artificial flower on this one, alongside the webs, made it pretty clear that nobody has visited here for some time.

The main attraction in La Recoleta is the grave of Eva Perón, which you can easily find while walking up and down the main stretch by simply looking left to right until you spot a group of people taking photos.

  • Camera: NEX-7
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s