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Evelyn McCorristin Peters: Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Evelyn McCorristin Peters

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1.04.2010

Pere Lachaise Cemetery


During my recent trip to Paris we decided to focus on a different experience than the museums. Which was good considering they were all closed due to a strike! For the New Year we thought about birth, death and renewal. One of our outings was to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. We saw the graves of Delacroix, Jacques Louis David, Theodore Gericault (my favorite), Moliere and others. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. Even though many of the graves will never be visited individually I thought it was wonderful how the often felt conception of death was twisted around, this cemetery was full of life. People everywhere walking around trying to find a specific person important to them and in the process finding the resting places of people they know nothing about. What a magical place to be put for eternity, somehow no one is ever alone here.
Click on the link below to see some photos!

Pere Lachaise Cemetery

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Blogger Debbie Lamey-MacDonald said...

Such an interesting perspective on a place you would not expect to find life. I remember as a child being fascinated with a large graveyard in my neighborhood. We loved visiting all the awesome looking headstones and reading the dates on them. Amazing photos--awesome architecture!! So happy you had a great trip Evelyn!

January 4, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Katia Ohienko said...

What stunning photos! Thank you, Evelyn, for taking them and for sharing them with us~I almost feel as though I'd been there too...

January 5, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Anonymous theartistudio said...

Absolutely moving photos. Obviously you have a eye for taking great photos. I see a few paintings there. Thanks for sharing.

January 10, 2010 at 9:21 AM  

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