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Cemetery 16: Paris’ Montparnasse Cemetery

Montparnasse Cemetery, the second-largest of Paris’ old garden cemeteries, is just a few minutes walk from Montparnasse Tower. It was a beautiful and sunny when I arrived in the afternoon – not my favourite elements for a photographing a cemetery, but my Continue reading “Cemetery 16: Paris’ Montparnasse Cemetery”

Cemetery 15: Paris’ Pet Cemetery

One of the oldest pet cemeteries in the world is in Paris, and I knew that I had to visit it on this trip. Le Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques is located just outside of Paris along the banks of the Seine – it really is an idyllic location for all of the loved animals Continue reading “Cemetery 15: Paris’ Pet Cemetery”

Cemetery 14: Paris’ Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise – the grandaddy of all Parisian cemeteries. This was the first big garden cemetery that paved the way for virtually every large cemetery (in the western world) that was created in the 19th century. It was revolutionary at the time – Napoleon basically took burials Continue reading “Cemetery 14: Paris’ Père Lachaise Cemetery”

Cemetery 13: Paris’ Montmartre Cemetery

Paris. It’s been a while since I’ve been here. It’s nice being back, although it seems that nothing has changed here all that much, but that perhaps I’ve changed more than I thought since the last I was here. I can barely remember the person who first explored this city and its cemeteries Continue reading “Cemetery 13: Paris’ Montmartre Cemetery”

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