Photo Essay: R.I.P. in Paris

by Gigi Griffis

Walkway Paris

Tilting tombstone


Statue in the cemetery

Mossy tomb



interior of crypt


On one of the sunniest mornings during my stay, my lovely American expat friend and I went wandering through the famed Père Lachaise cemetery. If you are interested in cobbled walkways and sad, beautiful stories, may I suggest a visit? Oscar Wilde is buried here, so you know it’s gotta be awesome (though, quite frankly, his tomb is supremely weird looking and surrounded by glass, apparently to fend off all the kisses).

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All photos taken with my lovely little Lumix.

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Melissa March 7, 2013 - 6:55 am

Wow, your photos are beautiful. Recently found your blog and I am really enjoying your posts. Thank you!

gigigriffis March 7, 2013 - 8:15 am

Thank you!

Deb March 7, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Fantastic photos! Thanks so much for sharing! Better keep that camera! You are so talented! I love that you take your little Toto with you. He/she is a cutie. Enjoy the show in London.

gigigriffis March 7, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Thanks, Deb! These were actually all taken by my new Lumix point-and-shoot. I’ve been trying to go without my fancy camera and it’s going really well so far!

Maria March 8, 2013 - 7:32 pm

I’d not considered it before but, old cemeteries are great spots for sculpture – like the playful post title too.

gigigriffis March 10, 2013 - 1:58 pm

Thanks! I totally agree – I basically spent the whole time trying to find interesting sculptures…and succeeding wildly.


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