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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Graveyards in winter

Cemeteries are cold enough places in the spring and summer, but today was exceptionally dark for our ride to Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise - the kind of dense dark it gets to be just before the rain. We first rode to a cafe for lunch and then found our way across the city. We locked the bikes outside the gate and started walking.  And walking.  And walking. We finally found a site map and then located the graves of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Chopin and Jim Morrison - for no particular reason except we saw their names on the list.
There were very few visitors anywhere, but the few there were were visiting the same gravesites.

The last time I was there, twenty-plus years ago, was in the summer, the trees were full and I remember it being like an overgrown forest, a labyrinth of winding paths.

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