At the end

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, the largest cemetery in Paris.
About 44 hectares with more than 3.5 million visitors annually.
So it is the most visited necropolis in the world.

Every single spot have its very own story – and lot of history too.

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Edith Piaf with the loving nickname “The little sparrow (with the giant voice)”
Called “La Môme Piaf” too.

Perhaps the greatest female singing voice ever.?
At least one of my absolute favorite female singers.

The piano indicates a connection to the world of music.
Gilbert Bécaud a french singer, composer, pianist and actor.
Known as “Monsieur 100,000 Volts” for his energetic performances.

Jim Morrison from the cult band The Doors.
It is said that the first tombstone was stolen by a music fan.
This second one had to be looked after in several ways, do not know if it works.
It would seem striking if I walked out of the graveyard with a tombstone under my arm.

So first Wilde was buried in a rented (!) grave outside Paris.
Later when the problems were solved “moved” so the move could happen.
Then a new problem arose – created by visitors.
Oscat Wilde was so popular that both women and men kissed the tomb,
wearing strong bold red lipstick on their lips and kissing the tombstone.
Therefore, glass was placed around it – to prevent it from being damaged.
Lipstick not only destroys shirt flips, but tombstones as well.

7 tanker om “At the end

  1. When I was younger My husband and I would travel in Europe, living in Switzerland and one of my “hobbies” was always to visit the local cemetaries. Of course when I was in Paris I visited Pere Lachaise and a few others. It is so big, I did not see everything. At that time Gilbert Becaud, one of our favourite singers, was still alive. He certaily has an iteresting grave.

  2. I’ve not been to this cemetery but I do love browsing in the old French cemeteries (so different from those in the US) or even old ones in the US. I did get a chuckle thinking of you walking out with a tombstone under your arm. It would indeed be a sight. I suppose stealing one at night would be slightly easier, but still… 🙂

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