The Daily Post ~ Weekly Photo Challenge~Monument~Resting Place in the Campo

My usual place to begin for the weekly photo challenges is the good old dictionary.   When I looked up the word ‘monument’ I found that the word has its origins in Middle English, meaning ‘a burial place’: via French from Latin monumentum, frommonere  ‘remind.’

Most cementerios in rural Panama are along the main road at the entrances to the towns. Going against the norm, our Campo del Reposo (Field of Rest) is just a few streets over from where we live, inside the town proper.  The last time SU and I took a walk around the grounds it wasn’t looking very pretty.  Today when we rode our bikes over we were pleasantly surprised to see that the gate and the surrounding walls had a fresh coat of paint and everything was neat and tidy.

Our local cemetery is still not an expanse of lush green trees and manicured grounds but it is the final resting place for the rich and poor alike in our little town in the campo.

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10 Responses to The Daily Post ~ Weekly Photo Challenge~Monument~Resting Place in the Campo

  1. I didn’t know the origin of the word monument, so thank you for researching that for us. I like the cemetery as a “monument to the dead.”

    • indacampo says:

      Gracias! Now I’m off to read about Black Forest Cake, one of hubbies favourites!

      • Don’t tell me you can get that in Panama…

      • indacampo says:

        No, but after reading your post I am longing for Black Forest Cake from this lovely German bakery in Calgary. I used to buy it there all the time when we lived there. My father in law’s favourite cake is Linzer Torte, I don’t get it, what can compare to Black Forest? LOL!

      • I like Linzer Torte, too, but you are right, it can’t compare this THIS cake.
        My daughter was so inspired by seeing these pictures, she decided she is going to try and make one herself. It’s the German blood in her…:-)

  2. Cris says:

    Nice take on the Monument theme! What a neat cemetario! This is one of the best cemetarios I have ever seen. I love the entrance gate as well. What a beautiful place.

    You’re welcome to come and see what my take on the theme is:

  3. Amy says:

    Wonderful take on! These are beautiful photos.

  4. Beautiful photos. I like how they do cemeteries here and all the color.

    • indacampo says:

      The cemetery just had a little bit of the face lift for the tour of the ‘politicos’. Apparently some of the town folk had been wanting it clean up for a while and voila! Amazing what a little bit of paint will do. And some politicians wanting to spend some money. 🙂

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