Madrenas y Satorres Mausoleum From Country
The architecturally indefinable Madrenas y Satorres mausoleum is tucked into the back of Division 15. Three circular holes in the door allow the viewer to peek in at the recumbent form of a young woman.
Perhaps the best known resident of Passy cemetery resides near the center of Division 14 in a vault tomb. Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was a classical music composer who along with others such as Maurice Ravel was at the forefront of transitioning music to a more modern style. Debussy’s most recognized piece may be Clair de Lune, which is part of Suite bergamasque that he composed in 1890.
Edouard Manet (1832-1883), often known simply as Manet, was one of the artists who ushered in the Impressionist Movement. He is best known for his paintings Music in the Tuileries (1862), The Luncheon in the Grass (1863) and Olympia (1863). Manet shares his grave in Division 4 with his sister-in-law and fellow painter Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) who was the subject of his painting, Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets (1872). Photograph courtesy of Marie Beleyme.
Jean-Camille Formige (1845-1926) designed the crematorium at Pere-Lachaise. He is buried in Division 14. Photograph courtesy of Marie Beleyme.
The Taino’s most advanced agricultural features arose in western Hispaniola, where they dug irrigation channels, and in the northern valleys, where they constructed fields called conucos with knee-high mounds of soil 8 to 9 feet in circumference. Laredo Subway Map Here, they intercropped yucca, beans, squash, peppers, corn, sweet potatoes, peanuts, and other tubers. The conucos required only occasional weeding and pest removal, and there was no need to build storage sheds, for the main crop, yucca (also known as casaba or manioc), could be left in the ground until needed. Cultivated crops, in combination with wild foods and protein gathered from seas, rivers, and lakes, gave the Taino a stable food base, which allowed the populations to expand exponentially their yucayeques averaged 500 to 1,000 inhabitants. The typical yucayeque had many bohios (conical straw houses) centered around a batey (plaza and playing field), upon which the cacique’s caney (house/temple) faced. The porch of the caney is where the sacred cohoba ceremony took place, wherein the cacique inhaled hallucinogenic powder that allowed him to communicate with his zemies, or spirit guides. The plaza was the site of the Taino’s areitos, communal song and dance ceremonies, as well as their ballgame, which was both sport and religious ritual.