Monday, November 14, 2011

Cimetière Montmartre



When I visit a city, I always search out the cemeteries.  This was my first trip to Montmartre, and it was regrettably closed.

We could only peer from the bridge down the lonely center road  





27 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Ah dommage... Better luck next time (and you now have a reason to go back, Genie!)-- Lovely shot all the same. Hope you had a grand time à Paris. Veronique

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You'll find Utrillo's grave there.

winterludes said...

what a pity, it's a nice quiet cemetery, with its old graves. the only thing i don't like in is it's very low and i feel stuck. next time, maybe. hugs

this is Belgium said...

welcome back home !
one more reason to return quickly

Joe said...

Good choice to go black & white.

s.c said...

But still a niece photo in B&W. A kind of the Paris by Eugene Atget . Thanks for showing

biebkriebels said...

Yes that is a strange habit, I also always do. At home I almost never go to a cemeterie. So sorry it was closed, they mostly aren't.

brattcat said...

you still managed to convey the experience of the place. excellent.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

To bad it was closed. All the more reason to return...
Sam

M said...

The lonely road is an excellent capture and it evokes the emotion of the place very well in B&W!

Ninny said...

Cemeteries are as much a part of the attraction of any city as is the tourist traps. I've found cemeteries in the South to be a treasure trove of history and architecture. The one in your photograph is beckoning you to come in. Beautiful!

Jacqueline Howett said...

Black and white is perfect! Glad you were able to take a brilliant shot. I just love the trees. You captured so much!

Black and white is perfect! Thanks for sharing.


Have a great week!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Lovely! I've not been to this cemetery in Paris yet, but I hope to visit it next month!

Virginia said...

I think it's sad that so many beautiful graves are now regrettably under that bridge.
V

Kris said...

As usual, Genie you seem to be able to capture the essence of a place without actually being there.
Great shot.

Kris

tattina said...

The photo is excellent!

Peter said...

Something left for next time!! :-)

Rob and Mandy said...

Which reminds me that I still have to find the medieval jewish cemetary here in Barcelona.
So many nice and peaceful cemetaries in Paris, but most people only know the Pere Lachaise-one.

Janey and Co. said...

Beautiful trees...I too seek out cemeteries ...

Trying to figure out how anyone there had garbage to set out? Or maybe those are recyclables ...something to ponder..yikes!

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks a cold day there!
Léia

Alexa said...

Bon retour chez toi, Genie. Are you missing Paris already and planning your next trip—when you'll take many more great shots of this cemetery? (Company kept me off the computer all weekend, so let me say now how much I loved your Sat. shot.)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

ME TOO! I LOVE cemeteries! Really? your first trip to Monmatre? I am so happy for you, Genie!

Paris Paul said...

Ahh, you know how much I love cemeteries as well! They say everyone is dying to get in.

Great choice of an angle!

Jack said...

Well then, Genie, you are just going to have to return to Paris again when it is open!

Randy said...

Wonderful composition!

Malyss said...

In French, we say that the fact not to be able to enter gave to the situation "un petit gout de revenez-y" (a small taste of come-back-soon"..)

Julie said...

Go there next time. It is a joy. Can a cemetery be a joy? Yep ...