MEANDERING THROUGH PERE LACHAISE CEMETERY IN PARIS, FRANCE

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April, 29, 2014

A cemetery  is many things. It can be  a place of grief or of peacefulness.  A gentle and crowded reminder that none of us are going to get out of this world alive.  The Pere Lachaise Cemetary  was an interesting place to wander aimlessly on a beautiful Paris day during my recent visit.  There are numerous  notables buried among the 70,000 graves, such as Jim Morrison of The Doors, Frederic Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and  Sarah Bernhardt .  The cemetery, established in 1804 by Napoleon, was named after  the Jesuit priest, Pere Francois de la Chaise, who was the confessor for  King Louis  XIV.  Come meander with me a bit………

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Jim Morrison’s Final Resting Place

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Frederic  Chopin’s  Final Resting Place – his fans still bring him flowers…..

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Necropolitaine – city of the dead / cemetery

Le Memoire – the memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Donna Jarnagin
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:47:36

    Love cemeteries, such a great place to reflect. Don’t know if I will ever make it to Paris. Thank you so much for everything you have shared.

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  2. Maureen Rauscher
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:38:13

    Wow!  Interesting.  It reminded me of Ricoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires which is incredible.  Evita is buried there along with some presidents of Argentina and lots of wealthy people.  I’ve posted my pictures now on Snapfish.  I’ll send you a link via Snapfish if you’re interested.  Over 1,000 photos; so not for the faint of heart!  This is one photo in which I used a special effect, black and white with only green showing.

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