... which reminds me to go and finally visit the big old cemetery here, so be remarkable...
It looks so respectful. Thanks, dear Genie.
Everything done just perfectly - another lovely glimpse of this wonderful cimeteire! xx
The crypts, the sculptures....all so beautiful and peaceful. One can spend countless hours here and still keep discovering beautiful treasures! Thank you, Genie!
I keep finding it a bit strange that a cemetery like Père Lachaise is one of the major Paris "attractions" and that people refer to it as very beautiful. I have been several times and enjoyed all of my visits. Somehow , it is "fun" to look for Edith Piaf, Molière, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and the most visited of all, Jim Morrison
Such history contained in one place the people may be gone but their memory remain forever.
Lovely serene photo. For some reason I often visit a cemetery in foreign country's. I like to see the different ways of honour a dead person.
I am another one who visits cemeteries when I travel...
and what a beautiful setting in which to rest.
Hi Genie, I wonder if it is strange that so many people find cemeteries peaceful places to explore. I thought Pere La Chaise was fascinating and spent a good few hours there one afternoon. I think it might have been the anniversary of Jim Morrison's death when we were there, so many people visiting , and it was the most simple grave.Best wishesGrace
Dear Genie,sorry!!!beautiful image.Thank you.greetingsMegi
I love the green against the gray. Lovely. V
Very interesting details and sculpture!Léia :)
I could spend all day just looking at your title photo! I love cemeteries, too. Those tombstones are so elegant.Margaret
I find portraits in cemeteries very interesting and this one with his green patina certainly stands out.Enjoy your day!Ruby
Such a beautiful place to visit, to rest, to reflect and a superb capture as always, Genie! I do enjoy visiting the old cemeteries like these and like we have in places like New Orleans and Savannah. They are certainly more inspiring than the ones today. Hope your week is off to a great start!Sylvia
It may sound strange to write it, But it's a place where I like to stroll!
You've captured all of those elements so well in this shot, Genie! I always feel so peaceful when I'm in this place, don't you?
A place of peace and serenity.
A nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there :)
It can't be too peaceful or serene with all the tourists traipsing through, not to mention the after dark parties.
Love the colors...and the trees are amazing.Captured a shot of some cinnamon bears today!
Speaking of surprises, I just read your last post then this one. It's a little leap. The last one had me laughing. Don't know how you managed to get that photo. I could envision it though. Then to this somber post. But this is life isn't it? We should enjoy it while we can.
So, you managed to find some old tombs still in good shape. Often they are forgotten since decades ... but still have a charm!
Love the colors in this photo! It is soothing and calming ...
Rob and Mandy -- Yes, you should see the cemetery where you liveShell -- Merci, mon amieDianne -- Yes, you can be sure that I have photographed this cemetery in many seasons and I still have not seen it allbeau gosse -- Sadly for me, I am not sure that I could retrace my steps to this exact location (which is rare for me)... it is a very large cemetery!anni -- I like it best when it is too rainy or too cold (or too early) for tourists... My younger daughter came here before I even made my first trip to Paris, but I think that I have lapped her a few times sincePicturit -- So many famous and many more unknowns... the markers and monuments remind us of their livesbiebkriebels -- I do also and one of my favorites is Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires... merciElizabeth -- We should make a list of ones "not to miss" in various citiesbrattcat -- Merci, mon amie... It's nice place to stroll the quiet pathsGrace -- Jim Morrison's grave has been vandalized over the years and I am not sure that his remains are still there... It does not keep the faithful from making the pilgrimage to the site however.megi -- Merci for your kind comments... have a nice dayVirginia -- Merci, and the colors caught my eye as well
Léia -- Merci, mes amisMargaret -- Many thanks... Your travels take you many places, and you could contribute to a list of "must see" cemeteries... send me an email, svpRuby -- Merci, and I love the way in which the paint on other doors and features match the chemically induced patina of the portraitSylvia -- I would say that the ones in New Orleans and Savannah would make the "must see" list... send me your ideas via email when you have timeMalyss -- It does not sound strange to me... just very peaceful and quiet amid a busy cityAlexa -- Absolutely... are there cemeteries in Brooklyn that should be added to the list?Loree -- Merci, mon amie and I agreeClueless -- Hah! That is for sure and I am not certain that I would feel comfortable there alone at night in the dark...Starman -- Are there parties? Are you pulling my leg? I would think that they lock the gates at night... are you talking about the people who "live" there?Janey -- I love how the colors all lined up as if they had been planned... cinnamon bears? Off to see them!Tammy -- Yes, well I did just move from "fluff" to "death" in one hop... I am ready to enjoy life to the fullest in the meantimePeter -- These were in fairly good shape although there are sections in poor repair... It is difficult to maintain when all the descendents have passed away alsoMarie -- Merci, mon amie!
Oh, you didn't know? Late at night, after the gates are locked, young guys and girls sneak in to have parties.
Starman -- Hummm... I don't think I'll be crashing that party. A party on the Seine? That's more my style. Merci, mon ami!
This is just so beautiful.
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