Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cimetière Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois

Cimetière Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois

I was determined to visit the grave site of the reknown
dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois.

How lucky we were to arrive just as all the Ginko leaves
were making a carpet of gold to welcome us.

Cimetière Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois
91700, France (only 14.8 miles from the center of Paris)


Joe said...

The carpet of golden leaves bring such a welcome glow to the cemetery Genie.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

There is a certain beauty in it but I am not sure if I will photography inside a grave, at least not in a Chinese cemetery.

orvokki said...

Really beautiful.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère Génie,

Il n'est pas triste du tout de visiter les cimetières... Il y règne souvent une sérénité qui fait du bien. Peut-être suis-je bizarre ?!...
Belle photo.

Gros bisous ♡

s.c said...

Graveyards are the best places to visit in autumn.The peace and quiet enhance the effect of the falling leaves. Great shot.

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

I love this image, so beautiful. This is a very emotional place I think. x

William Kendall said...

Those fallen leaves really do have a beautiful effect in a cemetery.

Unknown said...

I would not let pass the yesterday photo, without say it is marvelous. Nothing more beautiful than to see a child discovering new emotions. It is so warm, so fantastic. I love the use of the vertical line to carry the attention to the Princess's face.... that cheek like a little apple... kills me! Wonderful picture, Genie. Thank you so much

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This cemetery is not a designated heritage site and there is not a sign at the train station nor along the road to this remarkable cemetery. It is very quiet in a remote location. There were very few visitors the day we made our trek. I have a fascination with cemeteries and recently visited two in Buenos Aires. A cemetery tells much about the history and the culture of an area and its people.

Walk quietly and photograph respectfully.