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    Alto Vista

    I have seen pictures of a beautiful above ground cemetery in Aruba reminiscent of New Orleans. Is this adjacent to the Alto Vista chapel?

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    i have never noticed a cemetery at alto vista chapel, but that does not mean there is not one there.

    there are a few....one is in noord, next to st anne's catholic church.
    the arubans take great pride in their cemeteries and keep them meticulous and the memorial statues beautifully adorned.

    i have encouraged many tourists to take some time and visit one of the cemeteries.

    another very interesting cemetery is the pet cemetery , not too far from baby beach.


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    I have seen pictures of a beautiful above ground cemetery in Aruba reminiscent of New Orleans. Is this adjacent to the Alto Vista chapel?

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    I seem to remember a cemetery in Oranjestad.

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    member san nic (dan) has a photo on his website
    http://bentpage.net/2008/10/10/aruba-cemeteries/

    check out above link

    and below link for google images
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    http://www.google.com/search?num=10&...NaPz0gGxh7HKBw
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 07-16-2012 at 10:34 AM.

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    It was definitely St. Ann's Church, which I hear is (or was) closed for renovation after storm damage. Something I was reading had associated St. Ann's with Alto Vista. Are they near each other?

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    i do not know if the pastor for st anne's is the rector for alto vista.

    st anne's is about 2 miles +/- from alto vista

    re: the storm last august
    we were in aruba when that storm came thru.
    st anne's roof was damaged, badly.
    other buildings on property were badly damaged.

    we have been in aruba for some INCREDIBLE thunderstorms. the storm last year hit early morning and was just unbelievable, but we did not know there had been a tornado spawned, til later in the morning.we took a ride over late in the day and checked it out.

    will check to see were those photos are so i can post.
    Quote Originally Posted by jbrid23456 View Post
    It was definitely St. Ann's Church, which I hear is (or was) closed for renovation after storm damage. Something I was reading had associated St. Ann's with Alto Vista. Are they near each other?

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    so i did a little digging and i do have some on my gallery.

    here is a photo my husband took 11 months ago about 24 hours after the storm.
    an unusually heavy morning thunderstorm nailed aruba with lots of rain, high winds and vivid lightning. a tornado spun off (and i do not know if it was ever verified as a tornado) and hit some buildings. one of which was st anne's (santa anna) catholic church in the Noord neighborhood.

    and in keeping with the topic of the original question, a small view of the cemetery is in the photo as well.
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