Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Le Repentir Cemetery, Georgetown, Guyana

This fabulous cemetery, the largest in Guyana has been neglected for decades, the final resting place for many of Guyana's most prominent citizens. I fiirst heard of this cemetery through Pauline Melville's novel The Ventriloquist's Tale (p. 71). One can only imagine the secrets it holds, but most of the tombstones and mausoleums are overgrown. Clearly, it had a grand design at the outset. Note the withering Century Palms, so named because it flowers once after 100 years and dies.

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