Saturday, March 6, 2010

le Coeur - Cimetière Père-Lachaise


The photo opportunities at the wonderful Cimetiere du Père-Lachaise are endless. Today a lovely little sign hanging from a mausoleum.

14 comments:

alice said...

"Ici repose Anne Marie Thérèse GENOT décédée le 13 septembre 1892 à l'âge de 4 ans et 7 mois. Regrets éternels. Ange au ciel prie pour nous."
So sad.

Little Emma said...

I've never been to Pere Lachaise but I really want to the next time I'm visiting Paris.

Love your photo of the city,
thank you so much for sharing with us.

xoxo Zaira

Virginia said...

ALice,
I couldn't read it all, you have very good eyes! Thank you for sharing with us. Now I understand the heart. Very sad1
V

Mary said...

Oui, oui I was straining my eyes too - God bless Alice!!!
Virg - we've got to go back SOON!!!

AmyR said...

This picture is so quiet and lovely. The dripping rust speaks of time. This photo has a story in it somewhere.

Starman said...

It's so sad when children die. I wonder what was the cause of her death.

Petrea said...

Merci, Alice, for the words. Pere Lachaise is so full of the sweet sentiments of time, love and loss. I know no other place quite like it.

Owen said...

Beautiful !

You are so right, Père Lachaise is close to endless, I could spend entire days wandering in there, and have done so several times. This heart is lovely, the stains on the stone are marvellous.

Vagabonde said...

Such a young child. It is sad. I only went twice to Père Lachaise – there is so much to see, I’d love to return. The old historical cemetery in Atlanta is nice too. It is especially beautiful in the spring when all the azaleas are in bloom. Have you seen it? I did a post on it, if you’d like to look at the pictures: http://avagabonde.blogspot.com/2009/05/historic-oakland-cemetery.html. Next time I am in New York I’d like to see the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn – it’s supposed to be very large too.

Vagabonde said...

Virginia – thank you for looking at my Oakland Cemetery post and commenting. You should come to Atlanta when they azaleas are in bloom and visit it. Your pictures would be a lot better than mine I’m sure.

Shell Sherree said...

A poignant photo, V, and thank you for the text, Alice ~ all the more poignant. So sad!

Louis la Vache said...

Merci à Alice! «Louis» couldn't read all of it, either!

Alexa said...

How right you are about the photo ops in this sad yet beautiful place. I was in Paris with my daughters in 1997 when one one them turned 18. At her request, we brought cameras and tons of film and a picnic and spent the entire day here.

-K- said...

This is really my kind of photo. It also tells me I could spend a few days just at the Cimetiere du Père-Lachaise. (Is this the famous cemetery where Baudelaire, among others, is buried?)