Friday, September 13, 2013

Cimetière de Passy

Cimetière de Passy

Just across the way from Trocadéro and the stunning view of la Tour Eiffel 
(and the throngs of people) 
is this quiet cemetery with its own stunning view of la Tour.  
As you walk the narrow shaded paths, 
the chatter of  the many tourists 
along with hawkers of Eiffel Tower key chains 
cannot be heard.

The muffled sounds of the caretaker 
going about his daily maintenance 
and the songs of birds 
will accompany you on a walk 
through the rows of crypts, tombs and markers.

Cimetière de Passy
75016, Paris
Métro Trocadéro


Jack said...

Genie, your description today is poetic, as is this lovely photograph. The birds with intertwined necks are touching. And the purple flowers placed in the door's grillwork are a sentimental touch.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do agree with Jack, Genie!! Poetic and beautiful it is!! Thank you for sharing! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Linda said...

Lovely and poetic post.

Nat said...

I'm going to be in Paris this weekend and hope to make it to the Cimetiere de Passy....

M said...

Beautifully composed photo and description! On my list for a visit ... à la prochaine!

Alexa said...

Love the way you zeroed in on the bouquet of violets. What a lovely image!

Randy said...

Wonderful door.

Francesca Muir said...

So beautiful Fx

Virginia said...

I have a series of photos of flowers etc. tucked in the doorways of Paris' cemeteries. We're on the same track again!