Sunday, August 19, 2012

La porte - Cimetière Montparnasse



Depuis 1824, first known as Cimetière du Sud.  Mary introduced me to this Paris cemetery.  I've been back several times.  If you've not visited, put it on your list. 

3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet
75014 Paris
Métro -  Raspail

14 comments:

James Wei said...

The texture and the wall look very good in deed :)

Louis la Vache said...

Alas, «Louis» has failed to visit this - or any of the other - cemeteries in Paris...

Neat shot of the door, Virginia...

Kay said...

can't wait to see this place...I definitely put it on my list!

Katherine said...

This looks like part of a door to a crypt - yes? It's interesting the aging and patina on cemetery stones/crypts is a resemblance of our lives.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Voila a shot that would delight our friend Owen, a.k.a. "Mr Toad," V. :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Starman said...

I'd much prefer to visit Le Grand Colbert!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a delicious shot with more shades of brown/ochre than an Impressionist's painting.

Jack said...

Isn't this great. The colors . . . the textures . . . the character.

Alexa said...

Beautiful shot, V! I actually knew at least one person (Gainsbourg) who is buried here. Amazing.

Kristie Franklin said...

I don't think anyone could mimic this color and finish. Gorgeous! :)

Janey and Co. said...

I will!

Janey and Co. said...

I will!

Peter Olson said...

... and we never went together to my favourite one, the Montmartre Cemetery! :-)

Virginia said...

Peter, I think we did go together on my trip that Nov. with Karen! :) The little one in Montmartre by the church is the one I long to see though, but since it's only open one day a year, what are the chances of that!