Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cimetière de Passy - le gardien



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Cimetière de Passy
the caretaker


I am attracted to cemeteries and have sought them out in every city visited.  Paris has an abundance of cemeteries and many stories to go with them


Cimetière de Passy is less than six acres in size making it easy to cover in about an hour.  You will find the famous and the not-so-famous, a princess, artists, aviators, actresses, and many more.  You may even catch a glimpse of the caretaker going about his business.



All the while, la Tour Eiffel is peeking over your shoulder.





Cimetière de Passy
2, rue de Commandant Schloesing
75016 Paris

12 comments:

sylvia kirkwood said...

Intriguing capture for the day as is the normal for you, Genie!! And I love them! Hope your week is going well!
Hugs
Sylvia

Jeanie said...

I'm very fond of cemeteries, too -- they are fascinating. This photo is a wonderful study. So very thoughtful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Interesting subject, I like this picture a lot!
Léia

Tamera said...

I would love to explore the cemeteries of Paris!

Joe said...

I suspect a caretaker of a cemetery would have many stories to tell.

M said...

It is good to see someone caring for these beautiful markers. I am intrigued by his attire.

Malyss said...

What a strange job it must be! Between gardener and watcher, loneliness and silence all day long..Great picture!

photographic-sketchbook said...

Nice photo with a little story.

Alexa said...

Maybe the caretaker is a cemetery maven too—in which case, he's found the perfect job! Nice shot, Genie --

TheChieftess said...

An interesting shot...very human. Well done in B&W!

Starman said...

Although I will never spend much time in a cemetery, I don't really care for them.

Halcyon said...

I also love cemeteries. Nice catch of the caretaker.