The Cemetery From Above – Weekly Photo Challenge

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

I confess right now: I have almost no interest in history and can’t tell you a single fact about the forts in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I do like wandering around them. But it wasn’t until we ventured to the edge of the wall and looked down that the view took my breath away. There, beneath us, was a raised cemetery. One I’d seen in pictures, but didn’t realize was connected to the fort.


I took more pictures of this cemetery than anything else in San Juan. I kept thinking that I may not be lucky enough to live by the sea during life, but could I at least be buried here?

Kind of a macabre question, but do you know where you’d like to be buried?


24 responses to “The Cemetery From Above – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. I’ve never seen a cemetery so close to the sea before- it’s so beautiful in its own way. I haven’t given much thought to my burial grounds yet but a mountain view would be nice. It’s really all about making one’s family feel comforted and serene in the end, right?

    • Exactly. If I were to be buried here, I think my family would have to be grateful to have such a beautiful place to come to. This is the only cemetery I’ve seen this close to the water, too.

  2. I’m not sure if I’d like to be buried or not to be honest. With limited space and the population exploding, it feels like cremation would be a more considerate option. Although I will say this cemetery by the sea is pretty tempting to be in (that didn’t sound quite right).

  3. That second shot is stunning Julian!
    Your question does not apply to me, as I will be cremated when I am gone and my ashes dispersed at the confluence of three rivers!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. If I change my mind about my original preference for cremation, it would be at Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery… truly one of the most eerily beautiful cemeteries I’ve been to!

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