Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ici Repose



For my friends Mary and Phil. I hope you like these.



15 comments:

Harriet said...

Beautiful photos. The colors of the floral sculpture on the cross are wonderful.

Jilly said...

Oh I envy you your visit to Pere Lachaise. I've never been. It's a 'to do' one of thse days. How could I have missed it in all the times I've been to Paris? Love the shots, both of them, particular the first tho. Adore what age has done to this cross.

Shell Sherree said...

The moss and lichen are so atmospheric. Beautiful, V!

Laurent said...

Le Père Lachaise is just 10 minutes walk from my home. Beautiful pictures Virginia ! (for the French it is cimetière with a "i" after ce "c" too close to the English word, I make the same mistake in the other way ...)

Louis la Vache said...

Père Lachaise was one of many places «Louis» missed when he lived in Paris...
:-(

Virginia said...

Merci Laurent, and I think I even looked it up and still had it wrong. I appreciate the help!

Mary said...

Awww merci mille fois Virg...you had the stamina of a 20 year old that day!!!
xx,
M

Virginia said...

Mar,
20 year old??? I felt like an 80year old! You and I weren't QUITE recovered from our stomach bug but we were troopers! PL was a lovely place. We must go back together on a sunny day. It was decidedly GRAY that day. And I'll wear better walking shoes for those cobblestones!

Mary said...

That's a deal!

Daryl said...

Oh my .. it must be amazing to wander there among these ancient graves

Alexa said...

Don't know how Mary and Phil feel, but I LOVE these!
I never go to Paris without spending a few hours wandering in Pere Lachaise, so thanks for a free vicarious visit today.

Starman said...

...moss grows fat on our rolling stone....

Barb said...

These are just beautiful....Barb

Petrea said...

I was amazed by the beauty of Père Lachaise--that a cemetery could be so beautiful, so peaceful. Your photos are wonderful, V.

Virginia said...

Merci everyone. It was a very gray, damp and cold day. Not the best day for photography but it's a beautiful peaceful place and I tried to capture it as best I could. I hope to return on a sunnier day and find some nice shadows and sunlight.
V