The Granada, Nicaragua Cemetery just might be the oldest in Central America. That's a lot of ghosts. Colorful and Colonial Granada was established in 1524. The city is awash with painted architecture, grand churches and history. This white washed cemetery certainly was grand with its ornate granite carvings, grand mausoleums and cows. Yes cows! Nine Nicaraguan presidents are buried here. And beautiful volcan Mombachu looms in the distance. We entered during a hot and fiery afternoon. The white mausoleums resting against a deep blue sky looked absolutely Grecian. Simply striking. But, we were melting. Next time we visit, we'll go when the sun isn't so harsh.
Cows! I love it. Only in Central America.
I read that most mausoleums have basements built underground. Housing more of the dead. But, I didn't take a subterranean gander.
As soon as we entered we were trailed by a sad hustler. Actually, he just followed us, mumbling, inaudibly, about the different tombstones. But, luckily, there was a funeral going on and living security guards roaming on foot. So he left to stalk some other tourist. Or ghost.
I've always been fascinated by cemeteries. I don't know why. Maybe it is because of the fine line between the living and the dead...
Did I mention the dead? Hide the crayolas! Halloween month comes to a grisly and ghostly end....
Over at my other blog, The Chorus of the Crows
I'll be back in December!