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  • James Tam 谭炳昌

坟头特辑 Graveyard Special

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

1/ Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires 布宜诺斯艾利斯


I like the unpretentious tranquility of graveyards. Even those long fallen to neglect convey a sense of liberation in their dilapidation. No one cares anymore. Nobody remembers whose bones are fossilising underneath. No more fuss. Great. They can finally, ultimately, rest in peace. Perhaps the beauty of cemeteries is best left unspoken.

最近参观了智利蓬塔阿雷纳斯镇的坟场和阿根廷布宜诺斯艾利斯著名的 Cementerio de la Recoleta。1952年,33岁的贝隆夫人便已经在此定居。没有后来被戏剧化的浪漫的话,她的家族陵墓设计并不突出,大概不会替墓园带来每位港币一百元的 ‘入坟场费’。是贵了一点,但非常值得。

I recently visited the well-groomed cemetery of Punta Arenas, Chile, and the famed Cementerio de la Recoleta in Buenos Aires where Eva Perón checked in at the age of 33 in 1952, long before Don’t Cry for me Argentina. Paying HK$100 entrance for a graveyard felt unreal, as was strolling through the beautiful garden of statues and bones.

This señor Diego Barroti probably had many friends in 1886


Thinking about ... 细想之下 ...

Eventuality, without exception 尘早晚归尘,天使耶稣也自身难保

Where Evita lies 贝隆夫人的归宿

2/ Punta Arenas Cemetery, Chile 智利的 蓬塔阿雷纳斯镇坟场

Even the crosses in gusty Punta Arenas lie down to dodge the daily gales?


Simple, beautiful, everlasting


3/ Out there in Antarctica, in the middle of nowhere ... 曾几何时的一场天灾,在南极留下三数孤坟享安息 ...

4/ Meanwhile, above ground, the living compete to admire nature 黄土之上,暂时活着的人争相欣赏澎拜的自然力量

Tourists at Iguazu Falls 伊瓜苏瀑布的游客

Departure ... 先走一步

—— James Tam 谭炳昌 3.2023 ——

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