Monday, December 6, 2010

Père Lachaise VI





What a heavy load to bear...


19 comments:

Malyss said...

I collect turtles! In many countries, they are a symbol for carrying the world on their shoulders (= responsability). I wondering what (or who..) is this one carrying ?..

Alexa said...

What a wonderful detail of this amazing place—like it in b&w too. Couldn't you just spend days here with a camera?

M said...

Such an interesting place filled surprises. You have such a good eye and capture it so well.

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh gosh, turtles!!!!!
Very creative! You know, I'm always enchanted by turtles because they remind my childhood.I had a nice turtle, so lovely memories!
hugs
Léia

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

That is one strong turtle! lol I always heard that their shells were strong. Guess it's a case in point.
Have a wonderful week!

Virginia said...

You have a good eye my friend.
V

kathrin said...

this blog is so wonderful, I love it ! big hugh Kathrin

Rob-bear said...

What a splendid detail to find, Genie. Thanks for sharing it.

The native peoples of North America call our continent "Turtle Island."

Starman said...

This picture just shouts "Père Lachaise".
BTW, did you make it to

the champagne tasting?

Loree said...

Oh that is lovely. What a cute turtle.

TheChieftess said...

Ahhh, but he does it so well!!!

"All things French" said...

Heavy yes!! but look at that determined expression on his face. I just love this detail.
xx
Dianne

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

To all -- Thanks for all your comments about the post... I am so enjoying Paris and it will be difficult to leave ... I can't wait to show you all that I have discovered, seen, and re-seen...

For all those things that I do not have time for ... that is why I must soon return!

Bises,
Genie

Amanda said...

....and what an exquisite detail!

Bibi said...

Genie, I too am a turtle lover and really like this. Since I'll be going to Paris in February, can you tell me more or less (or exactly!) in what part of Pere Lachaise this monument is? Perhaps it's near someone famous, so I could find it....

Randy said...

Well at least he's not carrying the weight of the world. Tough little guy.

James said...

What a great shot in a great place. This looks very familiar to me.

Nanette said...

He is adorable! Did you have to hang out a window to get the shot? That's my Sister!! Can't wait to see more! Glad you are home!

Ola said...

This is absolutely amazing!