père lachaise

i had been to père lachaise cemetery once before on a previous trip to paris, but had literally run in and out in a frenzy of sightseeing just to look at jim morrison’s grave (one of those shameless things you just have to do, like visiting the eiffel tower.) this time round i had plenty of time to walk all through the huge grounds. i honestly think it is one of the most beautiful places in paris – mostly because of the tree lined avenues and the feeling of escaping the city as soon as you’re within its walls.

all photos by me, more at my flickr.

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5 Responses to père lachaise

  1. Coquette & Dove Monday 20 September, 2010 at 3:01 am #

    I’ve only ever been in the winter months, blankets of snow everywhere, muffled silence, beautiful, and very haunting, but these pictures give it a lighter, fresher beauty. Stunning!

  2. size too small Monday 20 September, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    bring on the paris posts! so jealous of your trip. this place is beautiful by the way.

  3. jackie Monday 20 September, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    i went there in early summer and it was just as lovely.

  4. Brazen Monday 20 September, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    Gorgeous photos.

  5. jenna Thursday 30 September, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    reminds me of the recoleta cemetery in buenos aires, which i loved.

    from your photos, pere lachaise seems to have a more spacious, forested feel though, would love to see it!

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