Don’t worry, I am not having a morbid Monday morning. On the contrary, it’s been quite vivid.
However, I went through some of my Paris pictures over the weekend and thought I would share a few (less typical) Père Lachaise impressions with you.
Père Lachaise Cemetery is an extraordinary peaceful and interesting place to hang out for a few hours; a nice breather after enjoying Paris’ buzzing city life, particularly if it’s warm and sunny outside. During one of my last trips to Paris, I spent a couple of hours there, discovering the many headstones, tombs and monuments dedicated to the dead; and, yeah, enjoying the beautiful setting. To be honest, I also felt a bit like being sucked into a different time and age.
Père Lachaise, established in 1804, is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris and probably the world’s most visited one, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. Many of those buried at Père Lachaise have enriched France’s culture life and, yes, of course there is also the grave of The Doors’ Jim Morrison…you will stumble upon the names of numerous well-known artists, composers, performers and writers on the headstones and monuments marking the graves – all embedded in a beautiful almost dreamy setting.
It’s totally worth a visit also for people who actually don’t like graveyards.
- père lachaise blues (thingsplaces.wordpress.com)
- A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OF REST for many worthy artists, composers, writers, performers – Père Lachaise Cemetery (dolsonsing.wordpress.com)