Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sainte Geneviève des Bois - le cimetière russe



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Sainte Geneviève des Bois


The Russian Orthodox Cemetery is not highly regarded by the locals of this small town and many do not even know of its existence.  I made the trip to see the tombstone of Rudolph Nureuev and found the carpet of fallen ginko leaves as a bonus.  


Wherever I have traveled in the world, I visit and photograph the cemeteries.  Although this cemetery is not well-maintained, there was a quiet beauty of the season, silent and colorful with autumn leaves.




Russian Orthodox Cemetery
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

It feels quite tranquil. A lovely shot.

Revrunner said...

The brilliant yellows of the ginko leaves plays ever so nicely against the evergreens.

The Greenockian said...

Beautiful photograph. There's something very special about cemeteries that just makes you want to take photographs.
Liz

Jeanie said...

I love photographing cemeteries. And just being there. Preferably above ground...

molly said...

Jeanie,
The tranquility of this photo is breath-taking. There is a huge gingko tree outside of my church, and the day the leaves all fall looks just like this! Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
p.s. On my way to San Antonio this past summer, I met Jean for dinner in New Orleans. :-)

Harriet said...

Hard to beat the beauty of yellow ginko leaves, whether still on the tree or on the ground. Thanks for finding this "golden" treasure and sharing.

RedPat said...

Your photo is beautiful!

Mary said...

A golden path. It's beautiful. :)

Randy said...

What a beautiful shot.

Melissa said...

It does have a forgotten feel to it, but it seems like part of the charm. It's very inviting.

LONDONLULU said...

I have always admired Nureyev's dancing but didn't know his final resting place. What a peaceful place and photo.

Starman said...

This would be really boring without the leaves.