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Friday, January 6, 2012

Père Lachaise

This week's photo expedition took us to Père Lachaise - Paris' largest and most visited cemetery. Tourists come to see the final resting place for personalities ranging from Jim Morrison to Edith Piaf, from Molière to Oscar Wilde. There are artists, composers, and politicians; household names seen on street signs and metro stations throughout the city. The cemetery is also home to significant and moving war memorials.

I've been experimenting in black and white, but I am still overwhelmed by the choices and controls - both in the camera while shooting, as well as in post-production color balancing. Please bear with me as I learn.

We rode bicycles to the cemetery and dressed for practicality and comfort of navigating the cobblestone paths and climbing the hills. However, I felt underdressed compared to other visitors to the grave of Yves Montand and Simone Signoret.


  1. Wonderful photo with black cat!

  2. It's very interesting to see the differences in culture like dressing up to visit a cemetery for example. You never cease to amaze me, Sis, in your ability to achieve a level of excellence in whatever endeavor you chose to pursue! Love, Jan :-)