The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

Cemetery in Brazil

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920. Cemeteries. The burying-ground attached to the English chapel at Rio lies at the north extremity of the town, at the bottom of a small but beautiful bay called the Gamboa. It consists of three or four acres of land, surrounded by a wall, with a few trees still standing within the area, and it is proposed to plant a great number. The situation is extremely beautiful, on an inclined plane, sloping towards the sea, and commanding an extensive prospect of the bay and islands. In the centre stands a small chapel, used only on the occasion of funerals, in which is read a part of the burial service. The emperor proposed to establish similar cemeteries near Rio, on the extensive scale of Pere la Chaise.