Not far from my home is a little cemetery that dates from the middle 1800s. As part of the landscape fabric, this small receiving vault was erected in 1940. These structures (also known as receiving tombs or public vaults) came into use in parts of the world such as northern Europe, northern North America, and far southern South America, where frozen ground made it difficult or impossible to dig graves during the winter months. In such areas, the receiving vault was used to temporarily store bodies until warmer weather permitted digging.
With changes in technology, they are now obsolete, but remain as architectural fabric in older burying grounds.
Fujifilm X-T5; NIKKOR AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Triangle: ISO 200, 1/550s, f6.3@31mm