Monday, October 27, 2008

Living With The Dead

This was an interesting video I found at National Geographic about families that live in graveyards in the Philippines and prefer that over the slums. In the photo above a father points out where his children sleep (on top the grave), where him and his wife sleep (on the floor) and what little belongings they own are stacked on the left. The graveyard even comes equipped with electricity, running water, and even neighborhood stores! The middle class family that owns the grave allow the family to live there free of rent in return of protecting it from thieves and grave robbers. But once a year on All Saints Day or The Day Of The Dead, the family has to move out in preparation for the arrival of the mourning family. Sounds like a good deal in comparison to living in the slums.


Ivana said...

Mm...great post!!anyway, care 2 xchange link with my North Sulawesi blog? I've added ur link in my blog.Thx

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