Saturday, June 1, 2013

City Daily Photo Theme Day - The Beauty of Decay


The grave of scientists Joseph Croce-Spinelli and his lover Théodore Sivel are buried together at Père Lachaise.  The two died in a balloon accident in 1875.  The sculpture of the two men, lying side by side holding hands is a much talked about gravesite, but I was too enamored with the colors cascading down the side to capture them.  The beauty of decay can be found everywhere at this beautiful cemetery.

Today, City Daily Photobloggers around the world are posting their interpretation of The Beauty of Decay right HERE. Go have a look, tell them I sent you!

26 comments:

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Beautiful patina - you have a great "eye" Virgina.
(Wow your faithful followers have mushroomed!!!)
Bon week-end.

M said...

It is as if someone watercolored the tombstone! Lovely!!!

Daryl said...

an wonderful interpretation

Kate said...

That cemetery is a perfect place to find images of decay.

Jeanie said...

I can't tell you how much this moves me -- both the colors and textures on the stone and the story you told about it. It very nearly breaks my heart.

Paulita said...

A rainbow on their tomb. Lovely.

Rob Siemann said...

So beautiful!

Jim said...

Great photo.

Alexa said...

This must have been very controversial at the time. I think it's beautiful in lots of ways. Really nice capture, V!

Clueless in Boston said...

Great image for theme day.

slim said...

Patina is written all over this ... wonderful interpretation.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Je suis étonnée! The patina, the vert-de-gris, the story... I just love this one, V. (I think you may win the prize)

Bises,
Genie

LOLfromPasa said...

I loved the magnolia in Birmingham but I love this image even more.

Lynette said...

Another exquisite Theme Day post, Virginia. Wow!

Malyss said...

I like your choice to illustrate this theme!

belohorizontedailyphoto said...

Both the photo and the story are beautiful. Great choice.

RedPat said...

Truly lovely!

Starman said...

But what about the decay under the ground?

Alain said...

La beauté de la décrépitude ? Quelques blogueurs lucides ont peut-être publié leur photo...

Jo said...

wonderful...

VM Sehy Photography said...

Very beautiful. Wish we had older gravesites like this in the states. Although, I imagine the east coast has some interesting cemeteries. I'll need to make a trip out that way.

LONDONLULU said...

I love this capture and the story behind it! The colors blend like artwork, what a beautiful way to view this gravesite.

Stuart said...

Am I the only one who sees a cloudy blue sky over the mountain? Great shot, Virginia.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! Tragiquement belle Virginie. Un parfait choix pour le thème.

Mary said...

This is beautiful and serene. I love it. Enchanted sigh...

502millbrooklane said...

I was in Paris last week and went to this cemetery. It was beautiful. I've been following your blog for several months leading up to my trip. Thank you for all the amazing pictures.