ISLANDS Some People Are Really Crazy …

Posted by Axel Thorer on 15. Mai 2017

Thousands flock to Paqueta to bury their birds!

Paqueta

That's the island, looking from Rio ...

Paqueta

… that's the map of the island ...

Paqueta

… and here you see the bird cemetery!

FOR THE BRAZILIANS IT IS LIKE A WARM SHOWER: Mourners from all over South America flying to the island of Paqueta in the Guanabara Bay of Rio de Janeiro with their dead and frozen birds! Because there on the island lies (allegedly) the only cemetery for birds in the world. Each bird gets a decent place for the eternity, with a beamy white tomb slab, the name of the deceased darling engraved – and taken care of by a guard. Who started this? Nobody knows. It’s almost a miracle that a woman from Cartagena in Colombia or a man from Montevideo (Uruguay) thinks that Paqueta is the only place on earth where dead birds are honored like dead human beings. The Brazilians of course didn’t contradict and now we got this feathered burial ground not far from the Copacabana …

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