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.

5 Comments

  1. 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. 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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