Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pere Lachaise

I really couldn't be bothered going to Pere Lachaise. What do I care about Jim Morrison's grave? I did like the doors, but only after the movie, so i don't think that counts. BUT, Andrew really wanted to go, so it was only fair. When we got there I almost just had him go to Jim's grave without me while I waited at the entrance. Andrew insisted I join him and I am so glad I did. I forgot how much I really love cemeteries (that is so sick). I forgot that some of my favorite photos are from cemeteries (evidence here and here).
I promise I did not walk on any graves to get these photos. I may have walked very close, but not on top. Jim Morrison's grave was kind of a bust (well actually it was supposed to be a bust of Jim, but apparently it got stolen). The people standing there (and there were lots) were much more interesting than the grave itself.
atjimmorrison'sgrave
Chopin's grave was much more beautiful. Andrew asked me if I knew who Chopin was.
"Excuse me? Yes, I know who Chopin is. Gaaaaahhhhhhd! How rude. He plays music, right?"
atchopin'sgrave
We spent about an hour just wandering through the crowded aisles of graves, taking lots of pictures.
pl mosaic
Then it started to rain (it rained quite a bit while we were there). Then it started to rain even harder. So we headed out to a cafe around the corner to have cafe au laits and a croque monsieur.
cafeaulaitnearperelachaise

ps. i had to do them smaller, because the i couldn't deal with them not being square, plus i noticed the others were cropped. damn you blogger.

15 comments:

hannah said...

*sigh* i want to go to paris...

Leila said...

That sounds lovely. Also lovely is a great documentary by Heddy Honigmann called FOREVER. It's about the people who regularly visit Pere Lachaise and the lasting quality of art. You might enjoy it, especially for it's beautiful composition and interesting characters. I hear it will be available on dvd in the fall (it's in theaters now).

stacy said...

I cannot wait to go to paris. your photos make me more and more excited.

alice said...

Your photos were coming out square in the RSS feed if that helps?

Looks like a great trip!

Courtney said...

Your photos over the last few days are inspiring more and more to celebrate my 30th b-day in Paris. Thanks for the motivation. These are all lovely!!

SB said...

i cannot stress how much i love your polaroids!! they are so peaceful and calming for me =) and what's even better is the combination of paris and polaroids. it could even be called "polaris" i think that's a word on its own?

well thought i'd drop by to confess my love of your polaroids =) i seem to be confessing my love online today. weird.

Nathalie Nierengarten said...
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Nathalie Nierengarten said...

Each time I'm going to Paris is the Père Lachaise the first place I'm going to. I'm loving it! C'est un endroit merveilleux.
(sorry for my bad english, I'm french!)

sosser said...

there is no better marriage on earth than paris and your polaroids. love them so much! when does the book come out?

chloe van paris said...

i am in love with your polaroids.
i think i will speak about them in my blog.

diana said...

Those colours are just too beautiful. So muted and lovely.

HelloWorld said...

Père Lachaise...I was there once. My first and up until now last time in Paris. I loved it! Even this cemetery (I don't like them very much). Isn't Maria Callas buried there too?

helena said...

Hello!
As it is my first visit to this blog I must congratulate you for the beautiful pictures.
Your travel stories are also quite fun to read.
Keep up the good work!

Luiza said...

lovely photoa

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

great shots!!! i'm still trying to master my old polaroid camera.