art, cemeteries, gravestones, Paris, Père Lachaise, photography
Another entry for the “cemetery travels of friends” category. What would I do without my friends! Of course I would love to travel to every cemetery in the world, but since that’s not feasible I draw upon my army of friends.
These photos come once again from Ben (see a previous blog post from a different Parisian cemetery that he visited).
Père Lachaise, established in 1804, is the most famous cemetery in Paris, perhaps even Europe. It’s laid out in the “park” or “garden” layout that inspired cemetery design around the world (including Mount Auburn in Cambridge, Mass.).
Thanks, Ben! I hope he doesn’t mind I add his picture. He put it in with the rest, so I’m guessing he meant to do that!
I have enough photos for at least two more blog posts from Père Lachaise. I’ll post some more general pictures, plus many pictures Ben took of the somber and artistic Holocaust memorials at the cemetery.