I have always wanted to visit the Père-Lachaise cemetery, not only to check out the final resting place of Jim Morrison but also to check out all the grand old gothic tombstones with names that are lost to history.
Given the cemetery was just a few hundred metres down the road, it was a must-do-stop on our Paris adventure and it didn't disappoint.
We spent a good hour wondering around, tracked down Morrison and Chopin. Turns out that the city have removed all the graffiti after complaints from other residents (?), that would be their families I presume. I also took some shots of a few tombstones which I found interesting and I will have to try and find what these guys did before they ended up in this place. It could just fill the spot on a boring blog day.
Monday, 3 March 2008
Paris skyline from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica
This guy on the left ran the whole race on stilts!! Check out his stride length.
I am missing a picture for this slot.
I do have a good one that could go here but then I'll have to change the caption on the picture to the right to read:
"but I wasn't looking"
Ange's first race medal
Break's over - lets head to the Metro.
Dating back to the 12th century, a little before the Louvre, Vincennes is one of the few castles which, from the Middle Ages to our time, has consistently found itself at the centre of French History.