Last Day In Paris

Images from Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

Chopin's tomb

Chopin’s tomb

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Jim Morrison's grave.

Jim Morrison’s grave.

A particularly moving tomb

A particularly moving tomb

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Among the many last resting place of famous artists, architects and political figures, we saw;  Oscar Wilde, Marcel Marceau, Edith Piaf, Sarah Bernhardt, Jim Morrison, Chopin, and the most recently added Bernard Verlhac dit Tignous, the Charlie Hebdo cartoonist murdered by Islamic radicals.

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THE TOWERS OF NOTRE-DAME

After waiting in line for 30 minutes and climbing hundreds of narrows stairs, you find yourself at the top of Notre-Dame, the symbol of medieval Paris, with a view well worth the effort.

The winding staircase to the top of the Towers of Notre-Dame

The winding staircase to the top of the Towers of Notre-Dame

 

The Chimera gallery gargoyles, designed by Viollet-le-duc in the 19th century.  This photo is of Stryga, Greek meaning "bird of the night", a nocturnal and evil spirit

The Chimera gallery figures, designed by Viollet-le-duc in the 19th century. This photo is of a Stryga, Greek meaning “bird of the night”, a nocturnal and evil spirit

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Taken from the south tower belfry.  I happened to be up in the towers between 1130 and 1230 and heard the full set of bells.  It was awesome

These gargoyles are on the south tower belfry. I happened to be up in the towers between 1130 and 1230 and heard the full set of bells. It was awesome

An angel in the south tower belfry

An angel in the south tower belfry

Chimera;  depiction of a monster or mythical being.  Not to be confused with gargoyles, which are protruding features designed to drain rainwater.

Chimera; depiction of a monster or mythical being. Not to be confused with gargoyles, which are protruding features designed to drain rainwater.

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Looking east over the roof of the nave, you see four groups of three apostles, alongside allegorical depictions of the evangelists, descending on all sides of the spire.

Looking east over the roof of the nave, you see four groups of three apostles, alongside allegorical depictions of the evangelists, descending on all sides of the spire.

The Flower Market

The Flower Market on the Il de Citi

The Flower Market on the Ile de la Cite

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A Farmers’ Market In Our Neighborhood

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Our last evening up on Montmartre was lovely, with sunshine and no wind.  What a difference that made, and the crowd was gathered for sunset.

Montmartre stairs looking up

Montmartre stairs looking up

Montmartre stairs, looking down, black and white

Montmartre stairs, looking down, black and white

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A large crowd had gathered close to sunset

A large crowd had gathered close to sunset

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3 Responses to Last Day In Paris

  1. Teresa Favazza says:

    Wow you tooks a lot of great pics,love the black and whites! What a view from the top of Notre Dame, like the market too except the “fish” 😝
    you really did Paris— An American in Paris For Her Birthday!🎈

  2. augie's says:

    That’s a Cemetary tour to die for. I emailed the photo of Morrison’s gravesite to my buddy Fred in Lauderdale. He was a huge fan. Great way to finish the birthday tour of Paris.

  3. Joanie says:

    Beautiful. You really need to be a travel blogger when you retire☺️

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