Images from Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
Jim Morrison’s grave.
A particularly moving tomb
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.
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 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
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
Chimera; depiction of a monster or mythical being. Not to be confused with gargoyles, which are protruding features designed to drain rainwater.
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 Ile de la Cite
A Farmers’ Market In Our Neighborhood
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 down, black and white
A large crowd had gathered close to sunset