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坟头特辑 Graveyard Special

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

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

一向喜欢逛坟场。没有活人在身旁摇头摆脑慨叹生死无常的话,在坟头间散步有种独特的安宁。就算颓败不堪的荒坟也是一种解放。多年无人打理又如何?长埋地下的主人早被遗忘,没有追忆,没有介怀,终于可以彻底安息了。。。


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

这坟头的主人Diego可能曾经在19世纪末的圣地亚哥很有名望


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?

蓬塔阿雷纳斯的十字架也躺下来抵抗当地的狂风?


Simple, beautiful, everlasting

简单迷人的永生之门


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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