Wednesday, October 13, 2010

père lachaise cimetière

the père lachaise cimetière in paris's 20th arrondissement is pure magic. k and i spent a quiet sunday morning here. we walked down the road from our quaint hotel {l'hôtel les chansonniers - a place i would certainly recommend, even though it was a good hours walk from many of the city's major attractions!} and found ourselves in one of the most peaceful, most beautiful places in paris. we were there shortly after it opened and stayed until after lunch time {which was a picnic of bread, carrots, and nectarines of course!}.

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we loved the way the light danced between the gravestones and trees and were enamored with the shadows.

we both loved seeing all the famous graves, especially our darling oscar wilde.

we didn't love being chased by the homeless man. thankfully we were able to laugh off the whole episode, but can you think of anything more terrifying than hiding from someone in between ancient graves? it only lasted a few minutes, but k and i had no clue where to go and what to do! he walked past and didn't even look back. . .

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p.s. a recent nyt article highlights the very area k and i grew to love {we moved hotels after a week in the 20th arrondissement}

{and, as always, click on any image to see it bigger}

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