Saturday, February 8, 2014

Père Lachaise en hiver

Père Lachaise

In summer these bare branches are filled 
with leaves making a canopy of shade from the heat and sun.  
In winter, the "tree bones" litter the narrow stone paths 
with a mosaic of shadows.

If you are a winter visitor, put Père Lachaise on your list.  
You can wander through the 110 acres 
and almost have the place to yourself, 
or you can get a map (here) and locate a specific grave.
The long shadows of winter will give you memorable photos.

le Cimetière du Père Lachaise
16, rue de Repos
75020, Paris


M said...

Great photo! Love the touch of red. The tree branches add interest to the sky and to the ground!

William Kendall said...

It looks like a lovely, peaceful cemetery to wander through, Genie.

Stuart said...

I like to take line 69 of the bus which ends near there. It's a great tour in itself. Nice shot with the "red couple".

RedPat said...

I was there in Sept in the rain and there were lots of people wandering about!

Jeanie said...

I do love cemeteries. I didn't get to this one but it's on the list!

Jack said...

I'm convinced. I have never been to Pere Lachaise but I plan to do so, next time I am in Paris.

Randy said...

Our cemetaries are not as interesting this one.

Alain said...

Tree bones, en Français "arbres os"...c'est tout indiqué dans un cimetière.

Alexa said...

I knew I missed something last time. :~} Your lovely shot makes me want to back even more.