Posted: July 1, 2014 in 17-85mm lens, Canon 60D, Cemeteries, Deserted, Details, Paris, Photography, Statues, Wabi Sabi
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Pere Lachaise Cemetery, located in Paris’s 20th arrondissement, covers 110 densely-used acres. Roads and paths between the graves can be narrow, cobblestoned and, in the case of a rainy afternoon, more than a little slippery. Among the million or so people who have been interred here, the well-known, little-known and the unknown rest side by side.  Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Frederick Chopin…and of course, Jim Morrison…are here, as well as Colette, Heloise and Abelard and American author Richard Wright.

I honestly wasn’t interested in finding specific gravesites. I was there for the statues, the sepulchers and the mausoleums and…oh!…they were most beautiful.

Today’s offering is just to give some sense of what the cemetery looks like.







We’ll look at the statuary in the next couple of posts.








  1. Karen Taylor says:

    The village of eternity. Quite impressive. Great detail!

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    I could imagine you were in heaven photographing here.

    You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave…

  3. Kathie says:


  4. reminds me of New Orleans cemeteries.. such an exciting trip you were on! Thanks for your continued posting from this trip!

  5. sedge808 says:

    What a fantastic place for photos.
    I would love it here.

  6. You have another real big cemetery with a lof of personality at the 14ème , it’s the Montparnasse cemetery. Do you kow him ?

  7. Mary says:

    I think I have to visit this place if I’m ever lucky enough to go to Paris. It’s sort of beautiful but I suspect a little bit spooky at the same time.

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