Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paris - Post 4

We visited the Père Lachaise Cemetery and roamed around for a couple hours. The size and artistry of the cemetery was amazing. We visited a few famous spots, but I think I liked the Georges Méliès grave the most. It had a lot of tokens and notes covering it and a beautiful bust atop that looked more than a little like Ben Kingsley who portrayed him in the movie Hugo. The top of the stone reads:

Georges Méliès
Createur du Spectacle
1861 - 1938

Not a bad way to be remembered. I also liked this detail that was at the top of a mausoleum for a family of divers. There were little touches like this covering the whole cemetery.

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