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Friday, August 21, 2009

Honoring Chopin - division 11

So many flowers are regularly left at Chopin's grave that the two gravesites on either side of his have been expropriated for use as permanent planters. Jim Morrison is of course very popular, too, but nothing like this.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Edith Piaf - division 97

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Loie Fuller - division 87

Well, as you can see someone has taken the plaque that once covered Loie Fuller's niche. Her remains are still there, however. Born Marie Louise Fuller in the United States Loie became one of the most famous dancers in late 19th century Paris. The beautiful art nouveau restaurant "Loie Fuller" in Providence is named and decorated in her honor.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mur des Federes - division 76

Here 147 communards were summarily executed on 28 May, 1871, and their bodies thrown into a common grave next to the wall.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

Whimsy amidst death

If you must know that's division 19 on the left and 27 on the right.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Chemin du Pere Eternel

Division 10 on the left and 9 on the right:

Saturday, August 01, 2009