Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sainte Geneviève des Bois - le cimetière russe



Sainte Genevieve des Bois


The Russian Orthodox Cemetery, 
final resting place of dancer Rudolph Nureyev
seen here with a carpet of gold Ginko leaves



19 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

A very special composition with the Autumn colors!
Léia

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow that is a stunning photo, well done. Have a good day Diane

Mister D said...

Lovely colours and composition

Janey and Co. said...

The path with those leaves brought to mind the song phrase
Follow the yellow brick road. Beautiful!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

What an appropriately beautiful and elegant resting place for him. Love the Gingko leaves.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Leaves of gold. What a stunning photo Genie. You could sell prints of this one.
Sam

Bibi said...

A Russian friend of mine is buried there....

Kristie Franklin said...

Beautiful photo! Look at all that autumn gold! :)

Starman said...

I wonder how many famous people are interred in Parisian cemeteries?

Daryl said...

BIG sigh at the loveliness of those golden gingko leaves covering the ground

'Tsuki said...

Les croix orthodoxe sont tellement étonnantes... Très belle photo.

Alexa said...

It was worth getting out of town for this shot!

Mary said...

Serene golden path.. :)

M said...

Fabulous photo!!!! Love the gold leaves!

Randy said...

Golden slumber.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love ginko trees and the fan-shaped leaves are as beautiful to me as a path of rose petals. This cemetery is well hidden with no signs indicating the direction. When Peter and I were there, we only encountered one other person that was not a caretaker of the cemetery.

There has been much discussion about taking the property for development but it is so far away from the ville that one wonders if it is just a carryover from the cold war.

Bibi, I hope that you have been there as the setting is unique.

Thank you for your comments as always...

Bises,
Genie

Virginia said...

GInkos make everything prettier!
V

Jack said...

Genie, bravo. This is a lovely composition.

Peter Olson said...

I believe you took this photo the day you taught me the word Ginko. Now, it's time for new Ginko yellow leaves!