Friday, June 25, 2010

Pere Lachaise - City of the Dead

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Pere Lachaise is the largest cemetery in Paris and probably the most famous and visited cemetery in the world. Originally established by Napoleon I in 1804, it is "home" to some of the most famous French and foreign personalities.
I visited the cemetery in winter walking along the cold alleys swept by a chilling wind. The light was really beautiful, and the place was deserted.
It felt like wandering in a huge city of the dead with all those famous names staring up at me from the crumbling and forgotten stones.

4 comments:

EUN JU said...

It's very impressive.

Kristina said...

I also have been there on a sunny winter day. the athmosphere is stunning and so peaceful... this is as nice as a cementery can become! viele grĂ¼sse, kristina

Daniel N. said...

Thanks Kristina!

Yes the atmosphere is really peaceful. It's like a silent haven inside the busy streets of Paris. You can never get bored walking all day long.

Daniel N. said...

Thanks a lot Eun Ju! You should visit Paris one day :)

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