Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cimetière de Passy



Cimetière de Passy


The porcelain wreaths and flowers are usually broken, 
either through carelessness or vandalism.  
This one caught my eye for the delicate colors.  

Then one notices the long life enjoyed by this couple 
who saw many changes in Paris over their lifetimes.  
How rare was it to live to almost 100?



Cimetière de Passy
2, rue du Commandant Schloesing
75016, Paris
Métro Trocadéro

17 comments:

Tamera said...

Rare, indeed!

Melissa said...

How beautiful! And such a lovely idea. I'm glad you spotted this. Thanks for sharing!

Cezar and Léia said...

The flowers decoration is beautiful!
Léia

Joe said...

I hope they had a grand long life full of adventure and happiness.

Malyss said...

I can't help thinking of the two big wars she had to go through..

Paulita said...

And she lived so long after he died. I wonder who still puts wreaths on their graves.

Virginia said...

I love the ones that are aged as this one. The newer ones seem too bright.
V

Daryl said...

oh that was lucky to spot and beautifully captured ... i am sure i would like to live to a 'ripe' old age (tho sometimes i feel pretty 'ripe' right now) but i am not sure being almost 100 is all we think its cracked up to be .. meanwhile live life to the fullest is what i am doing......

Jeanie said...

That's beautiful -- I love the porcelain arrangements. Indeed -- a lot of changes between 1871 and 1970 in every way.

TheChieftess said...

I love the tradition of the porcelain wreaths and flowers...a poignant shot!!!

Starman said...

She outlived him by 28 years. That's a long time.

Alexa said...

They both lived a long life—especially Madame!

Randy said...

Beautiful wreath.

Bibi said...

Indeed the colors are beautiful. I think our generation won't be so lucky in living so long; too much junk in our food, our surroundings... :(

Jack said...

You have a fine composition here, Genie. And . . . 99? No thanks!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss, I thought about that as well. It could not have been an easy time during that century.

I wonder if she spent every day after he was gone thinking about him and longing to be with him again.

V, I thought of you last week when I snapped this as you have a wonderful collection of these porcelains on graves.

Bises,
Genie

M said...

Amazing! A lifetime together ... A lifetime apart!