Just a few weeks ago, I played the male version of Lara Croft as the Tomb Raider. No, I wasn’t shooting another movie version. But I was doing the real thing. We scoured all the nook and cranny of the Manila Chinese Cemetery for a treasure trove of unsual facts and some more lessons in Architecture 101. There are actually a lot of unusual tombs and mausoleums there. Full of unique storypieces. Remember that each and every tomb and mausoleum has its own story to tell. We might run out of space if we will enumerate it here. Anyway, here are some of the structures that really caught my fancy:
And who says that the dead can’t enjoy the beauty of Art Deco? This is a fine example of an Art Deco design which was made popular between the 20’s and the 40’s Notice the geometric patterns, one of the highlights of Art Deco.
And the king of all the dead… A 3-storey mausoleum complete with a wide parking lot. This is approximately 500 square meters. A 500 square meter-mausoleum is very wide already! It is surrounded by some trees to provide shade.
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