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One of the countless shrines that dot the roadside in Argentina- they’re really everywhere and serve different purposes, from memorializing someone who died in a car accident (like we do with roadside crosses) to marking the memory of a mother who died of thirst by placing water bottles around it.

One of the countless shrines that dot the roadside in Argentina- they’re really everywhere and serve different purposes, from memorializing someone who died in a car accident (like we do with roadside crosses) to marking the memory of a mother who died of thirst by placing water bottles around it.

Shrine in in Valladolid | photography by http://www.brookelynphotography.com/

The Less Traveled Tulum

Shrine in in Valladolid | photography by http://www.brookelynphotography.com/

Not exactly a church, but a more spontaneous expression of religion than many ornate monstrosities.

Not exactly a church, but a more spontaneous expression of religion than many ornate monstrosities.

Extreme Travel in Chile: A roadside shrine.

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Extreme Travel in Chile: A roadside shrine.

Roadside shrines to the dead, called animitas, line the roads from the desert north to the rainy south of the country, numbering iat least n the tens of thousands, especially along rural highways and in smaller, poor and working class cities and towns.

Roadside shrines to the dead, called animitas, line the roads from the desert north to the rainy south of the country, numbering iat least n the tens of thousands, especially along rural highways and in smaller, poor and working class cities and towns.

Shrine near a hospital in Vaparaiso, Chile.

Shrine near a hospital in Vaparaiso, Chile.

An Animitas shrine in Chile, by Claudio Núñez from Santiago, Chile [CC-BY-SA-2.0]

An Animitas shrine in Chile, by Claudio Núñez from Santiago, Chile [CC-BY-SA-2.0]


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