Weekend Travelogues: Graves in France
Another spooky thing to see overseas. These are some cemetery photos I took on a stroll in Paris, France:
This is Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris France….full of long, winding rows of headstones and mausoleums:
This is an old sprawling park-like urban cemetery. It’s full of Parisians’ graves and scattered with the headstones of famous former residents.
It is old enough that the tree roots have grown giant and are pushing up through the ground and tilting the stones:
This is the tomb of Oscar Wilde. I watched as these girls put on bright red lipstick and kissed the stone (tradition!). I just read on Wikipedia though: “In 2011, the tomb was cleaned of the many lipstick marks left there by admirers, and a glass barrier was installed to prevent further marks or damage.”
This is Sarah Bernhardt’s grave:
I found a few long and eerie paths to take through the walled mausoleums:
This gravestone is askew, what happened here?!
I spent a good part of the summer of 2009 walking through European capitals and listening to The Doors on my ipod. So naturally I had to make a little pilgrimage to Jim Morrison’s grave in Père Lachaise:This is, of course, assuming that he didn’t fake his own death…
And one last creepy Parisian monument. This tomb topper is in the Louvre:
Does this get you feeling ready for Halloween? Or at least ready to settle down to watch a good scary movie…