i like old churches. old churches are cool. exciting, strange, unique, and ubiquitous ecclesiastical architecture.
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
I know they aren't really churches, but Pere Lachaise is like a city of miniature chapels. Unfortunately, most visitors head straight for Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Here are some photographs from a visit in mid December, a couple of years ago.
The two things that struck me are how incredibly urban it felt (especially compared to most English cemeteries), and the brightness of the flowers contrasting the grey trees, grey stone, and grey sky.