Neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival became popular in Buenos Aires during the early & mid-1800’s. Gothic buildings date from the 12th to 15th century, but period styles were reproduced several centuries later… a bit of nostalgia for the past. Characteristics include tall steeples, fancy pinnacles, & pointed arches. Unfortunately plot limitations in Recoleta Cemetery do not allow for flying buttresses. No matter, searching for Neo-Gothic mausoleums makes an excellent photo scavenger hunt:
I find this site very rich in content, either graphical or contextual with such detailed information on the subject that should amaze anyone! It shows a very extensive research on the subject or a bibliography that goes far back in time. It is incredible how a topic that could be sordid or dark as a cemetery could turn interesting and highly photogenic. It is a good complement to any other site related to “Recoleta”.
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Publicidad, eh? 😉 Buena página… mucho mejor que los demas barrios online. Saludos!