Actually this entry is supposed to be part of my last month stories but due to tight schedules because of backpack trips, outdoor activities and work activities. I just published it just this month. One of the main reason why i pursue to published this entry is you can find below.
This was a day before the All Saints day all happens, but as you read and browse below you can see that even if it is just the 31st of October the people are already visiting in advance on their departed beloved ones. This is my first time doing picture taking in a cemetery. It was really quite awkward doing picture of old, antic, decorated and some of the famous tombs and mausoleums. But the feeling of sharing this thoughts and also for my mother really gives me the courage to write this.
|Manila North Cemetery|
All Catholic feasts, like the celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day were originally a pagan practice. A Roman temple dedicated by the Emperor Augustus was rededicated in the 7th century by Pope Boniface IV to Mary and all the saints to signify the triumph of Christ over pagan gods. Hence, the Pantheon is the origin of the Filipino term for graveyard, which is pantion.
|Manila North Cemetery's entrance|
Is the city's answer to the ever increasing need of space for the dead. It's an apartment type tombs but a bit different than those that you will find in the public cemeteries like La Loma and Manila North Cemetery. It's more like a condominium type, the buildings a three-floor and there a 5 row of crypts on top of another. According to their flyers, it's offering the first of its kind in the Philippines, and the wall are of granite. And they are offering a cheap but decent burial sites. It accepts interment for Ash, Bones, and Coffin Crypts.
|Manila North Green Park|
|Manila North Green Park Cemetery Marker|
|Inside the Manila North Green Cemetery|
|Entry of Manila North Cemetery|
|Pathway of the Cemetery|
|Pres. Manual A. Roxas|
|Pres. Ramon Magsaysay|
|Senator Claro M. Recto|
|Pres. Sergio Osmeña|
By that time people from all walks of life is coming in. In just few hours North cemetery is starting to be crowded and full of vendors inside. From flowers, candles and even food outlets....
|candles and flowers for sale|
|Monument at the Center of Manila North Cemetery|
|Food choices inside the Cemetery|
Along North Cemetery’s main artery are special plots for the armed forces, firemen, Masons, Thomasites, and the 20 boy scouts who died in a plane crash on their way to the 11th World Jamboree.
|In memory of the Thomasites|
|Mousoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion|
|The Bautista-Nakpil Clan|
|Pine tree in a Cemetery|
|On of the walkway going to is southern part|
|South side of Manila North Cemetery|
|I wander what there staring at?|
|Sunset is starting|
|Sunset at Manila North Cemetery|