Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris
Do not visit the Pere Lachaise cemetery (Pere-Lachaise) in Paris just can not. Here many will find something interesting. Photographers - interesting camera angles, fans of art - the graves of heroes, romance will just walk through the streets of the necropolis, which sometimes can get lost.
At first, I planned a quick run through the cemetery to visit the graves of celebrities, but having got over the fence, I realized that you can not be in a hurry here. The grave of Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison, Parisian legends Oscar Wilde's tombstone, which many are willing to kiss. Finally, the disposal of the composer Chopin, whose music was the last for many who lies here: he is the author of "Funeral March." And much more. Today - the largest and most beautiful cemetery in Paris.
C weather for the shooting was not lucky, but to walk in such a place - that is necessary. Cloudy, between the tombstones wind howled, banged open the door closing crypts, sometimes it starts to rain. At Pere Lachaise is always a lot of people, but you can see all the weather scared. All the better
the family vault. Everyone is different, the same is not found. At some moment the right crypt sits the black rook, but do not have time to take it off, flew
"Pere Lachaise (Pere-Lachaise)" is translated as "the father Lachaise". The name comes from the priest François de la Sheza, confessor of Louis XIV. There was either his house, or he founded a monastery. Cemetery came a little later - the land under the grave ordered to allocate Napoleon
But the Parisians bury relatives in the distant outskirts of the city then stubbornly refused. Who wants to travel far? Then I was held a PR move: here "hooked" the remains of deceased celebrities, including Beaumarchais and Moliere. Stroke perfectly acted, and now a lot of people resting here. Crypts are often signed by the last name. roof moss adds color and romance
I must say, the state of many tombs is not the best. Many open, broken plates
Here the smell of public toilets
Outside, too, sometimes sad
There are stained glass windows broken. Many more burial of the last century, to look after them no one left
Let's look first at the graves of celebrities, then simply go through the streets. The only dumping, which does not come close - Jim Morrison. As you know, the leader of The Doors died in Paris in 1971 under mysterious circumstances. Version - murder, suicide and overdose. After the death of the singer on his grave fans began to organize orgies and drunkenness, which is why the burial was surrounded by a fence. True fence stops are not all
The nearby crypt adapted for the "wall Morrison." Well, as without the famous "Light My Fire" ( "Light My Fire") from their debut album The Doors. Ironically, it was the same and the last song Jim sang from the stage
Music by Frédéric Chopin was the last for a lot of people lying here. He is the author of "Piano Sonata number 2", part of which was the "funeral march". Under it is buried, and the composer himself
Headstone of Oscar Wilde with a flying sphinx. Parisians love to tell a legend that anyone who kisses it will never lose his love. As a result, the pilgrimage to the tomb began, and the sarcophagus was covered with a huge layer of lipstick
More - more. Previously sfinska was also a sexual organ. And if the girl kissed the tombstone, that gays do not hesitate to use it as well. There is even talk about sex. As a result, sfinska castrated and self nadgroie decided to glaze
Here you can see a familiar monument to our eyes. In memory of Russian, members of the French resistance during the Second World
In general, the Russian trace in the cemetery noticeable. The grave of some emigrant crowned Orthodox dome around all planted with birches
Many gravestones moss
Around one. More precisely, there are a lot of people, but they are a little bit in a different state
How here to be cool in the fall with the mist!
Even at the cemetery are buried Honore de Balzac, Marcel Proust, Maria Callas, Gertrude Stein, Nestor Makhno, Marcel Marceau, Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, Joseph Gay-Lussac, Gioacchino Rossini, Georges Bizet, Yves Montand. All will not manage
Many people are embarrassed to even aloud to talk about cemeteries, but I think that is a big part of the city that can not be circumvented. Especially, when there is so many famous people. Such places can not only remember lying there, but also a lot to think about, not in a hurry, take the right decision, and so on. N.
By the way, many Parisians come here to walk. Pere Lachaise - one of the largest green oasis in the city, and to some extent it becomes a park
cemetery huge, everything will take a few hours to get around. During this time completely forget that you are in one of the largest cities in the world
Around the silence is heard only the sound of wind and Dodge. Sad and at the same time a great place