Grave Matters

I love Paris – who doesn’t? Every visit offers up some new delight. During each of the last few trips I’m made there, I’ve made a point of visiting one of the city’s many and splendid cemeteries. Each of these is rich in history, and is the resting place of many world famous writers, painters and philosophers. It doesn’t feel ghoulish to me at all to stroll through these places on a warm summer’s day, and each has a unique ambience. The photographs on this page were all taken in ┬áMontmartre cemetery. Getting there involves a little more exertion than the easy walk to Montparnasse cemetery, where Sartre and Susan Sontag lie, but it’s worth the climb. Highly recommended.

All images taken with the Hasselblad.

Except this one (Contax):

A final Hasselblad image of Njinsky’s grave:

 

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