Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Trois Coeurs Pour Toi


In an effort to get this blog back on track, today we visit Cimetière de Passy.  I must say that this small but beautiful place might just be my favorite cemetery in all of Paris.   I think it might be overlooked by many visitors to Paris, but put it on your list. These stones, left by loved ones, touched my heart.  As I looked over my photographs last night, this was a photo I honestly didn't remember taking.  Another reason why I love sharing my photos each day with you.

16 comments:

megi said...

Drei Herzen für mich!!! Vielen Dank!
Ein großartiges Foto!
liebe Grüße

Maya said...

Awww, sweet!

BTW, I just finished putting up the Paris shots I took from our trip last year on my blog!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

They're very lovely.

Daryl said...

Sweet .. its a tradition in the Jewish faith to visit the cemetary and leave small stones atop the headstone of the person you visit .. to show you were there .. my mom always disliked that because she felt the headstone weighed down on them enough ... when we visit my parents grave I leave tiny metal hearts I buy at a card shop .. I think she wouldnt mind that as much ...

Janey and Co. said...

Oh my such a long list of notable people buried in that little cemetery. I shall put it on my list for my Fall visit...Thanks Virginia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a sweet remembrance and I love this shot. I love the cemeteries but have not been to Passy yet...
G

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Bittersweet and a lovely tradition. Thank you for sharing.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I was gonna mention about you finally getting this blog back on its tracks! You made this one look special.

VP said...

We visited the tomb of Edouard Manet there. And of Berthe Morisot, of course...

Jeanne said...

I agree with you about Passy Cemetary, Virginia. Passy is also an awesome area to explore. This area was Ben Franklin's stomping ground where he lived and printed passports amongst other things. For some reason I can not get a good shot of his statue across the street from the cemetary.

Thanks Daryl for sharing the information about the stones. I did not know that.

Pamela said...

Very touching! I love hearts too!

Virginia said...

I remember Daryl commenting about this lovely Jewish practice. Now whenever I visit a cemetery, I always look for these special stones.

Harriet said...

Very Touching.

Alexa said...

Very sweet post, V. You have redeemed yourself, for sure (not that I think you needed to, of course). ;~}
Do you remember the end of the movie Schindler's List, when the actors (and in some cases the real people they portrayed) left stones on the gravestone of Oskar Schindler? Very touching.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Jeanne refreshed my memory about seeing a statue of Benjamin Franklin near the Trocadero. I had forgotten it until now. The hearts of stone are quite lovely!

Starman said...

You should have used this for Valentine's Day.