01/ - Sololà: the touching way to the cemetary

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  • Cimitero di Sololà
  • Cimitero di Sololà
  • Cimitero di Sololà
  • Cimitero di Sololà
  • Cimitero di Sololà
  • Cimitero di Sololà
  • Sololà
  • Sololà
  • Sololà
  • Sololà

Few kilometers before the road began to descend to the shore of Lake Atitlán, we stopped in Sololá, a small town famous both for the traditional costumes worn, especially those of men who wear long skirts , and for the colourful cemetery famous for its painted tombs . In that occasion (it was the 1st of November) the tombs were going to be repainted .
At the entrance we read a sign inviting young people not to make love in the cemetery .
The tombs painted with the same colour belong to the dead of the same family group.
It was moving to see some widows, together with their orphans, eating their meal in front of the tombs of their own husbands and then leaving him some as if he were a living partecipant.

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