death embraces me (Familia Gil y Sarabia) - Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, España
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
N 42° 12.522 W 008° 43.971
29T E 522052 N 4672982
Quick Description: Thumb with death and María
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 2/2/2022 5:51:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM15P7A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
This tomb is located in the impressive Pereiro de Vigo cemetery.
There is a sculpture of more than two meters of the dead person and behind it the death lurking stealthily, with its skull face.
The woman has a flag under her right arm. He holds a bouquet of roses on his front.
The tomb and the sculpture are mostly made of granite, with the exception of the woman's face and the dress, which is made of marble, perhaps they want to emphasize the whiteness with it.

The thomb is of Familia Gil y Sarabia and has a text of Maruja, Rosita and Pepita (I think that are the daughters) with a poetry inscription:
"Érais como tres rosales donde florecen las tres únicas rosas de nuestra ilusión, que érais vosotras.
Hubo tres días amargos con tres horas de viento maldito, que os arrebataron para siempre.
¡Triste vida la nuestra desde entonces. Pero Dios volverá a unirnos a vuestras almitas virginales donde las rosas de la santidad no mueren nunca.
Vuestros padres.
Está firmado por C. Nogueira"

eng: "You were like three rosebushes where the only three roses of our illusion bloom, which were you. There were three bitter days with three hours of cursed wind, which took you away forever. Sad life ours since then. But God will unite us again to your virginal souls where the roses of holiness never die. Your parents. It is signed by C. Nogueira"

Schedule 9-13 and 15:15-18:30

In one web I found:
"The 3 daughters of the family , who died prematurely of tuberculosis , rest in the pantheon . He belongs to one of the sagas of photographers in the city. The funeral complex is made up of a first work by the Cambadé sculptor Francisco de Asorey to bury the first girl, María, surrounded by the figure of death in white marble . Asorey's work was completed with a tombstone by Nogueira with 2 effigiesof the other 2 daughters, who died shortly after. She is accompanied by a heartbreaking text signed by her parents, where they say goodbye to "her three roses" . The dimensions of the complex have a human scale and it is cataloged as a cultural asset to be preserved in the Plan Xeral de Vigo. José Gil , the father of the 3 young women who died, was the first great filmmaker in Galicia. Gil, who produced nearly 140 films, shot the first one in 1910 and the central theme was the local festivals of Vigo. The artist was also the author of the first advertising spot , when he shot a bullfight with several Ford cars in the Pontevedra bullring."
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