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Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.  Taphophilia involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of (famous) deaths.

I took this image a few years ago while visiting my hometown – Lima, Perú. The cemetery Presbitero Maestro is one of the oldest cemeteries in Latin America. It was opened in 1808 and it is the burial ground for many men and women who wrote Peru’s history. It has 766 impressive mausoleums as well as many marble statues. However, the simplicity of this part of the cemetery captured my eye …

  1. October 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I suffer from tapophilia, too! Never knew it had a anme. Anyway, great pic, Alicia. I love it.

  2. October 3, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Thanks Bev! There is nothing like an old cemetery…

    October 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Realmente el encanto de los cementerios es casi magico, para mi es un placer estar en ellos, es hermoso ver una foto tan linda de ellos

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