098. deep down

20 Jan 2008

Since the purpose of family vaults was to house multiple generations, underground storage became a necessity. So how deep do vaults go? Several meters, sometimes with more space below than there is above.

If the mausoleum occupies a wide enough lot, there will be a staircase which leads down to lower levels of storage. Narrow lots may not have room for a staircase, but remove the metal grate & ladders accomplish the same goal. It makes for a tight fit in some cases:

Underground storage, Recoleta Cemetery

Underground storage, Recoleta Cemetery

Underground storage, Recoleta Cemetery

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