Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. “one of the most famous cemeteries in the world”.
Can cemetery be famous? I’m not sure but it’s surely “happening”. There were as many tourists there as on Champs Elysees, one where it is full of lives and the deads.
Cemetary, somewhere I’d never aspire to go since little. Who would be too crazy about going to cemetery honestly? if not only to see our beloved ones? It only gives me weird complicated feelings and nothing much more than that.
Turning into a tourist in Paris, I somehow found myself in Cimetière du Père-Lachaise today. It is a place you won’t visit when you live in Paris, as told by my other Parisian friends. However, it’s surprisingly a very beautiful cemetery with over 300,000 bodies buried there. You actually need a map of it to find those you like to pay a visit. People I visited were: Frédéric Chopin, Édith Piaf, the long missed Jim Morrison, the most lovely Oscar Wilde and few more.
I was fascinated the most when I saw how much love was there at Oscar Wilde’s grave (commissioned by his lover Robert Ross). Kisses all over his beautiful tomb. Had a hot red apple in front of his grave and gave him a kiss as well (on top of billions of others of cause). Today, I love cemetary!
Few of his quotes I like:
I can resist anything but temptation.Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1892, Act I
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1892, Act I
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1892, Act I
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
The Model Millionaire, 1912
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
16 Rue du Repos 75020 Paris, France