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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Porte principale of Pere-Lachaise circa 1830 - postcard

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rue de la Roquette looking west toward Pere-Lachaise

In the green area to the mid-left of the photo is the prison Petite de la Roquette, for juvenile offenders. There is a wonderful green space (square) there today .

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Joseph Chenier in division 8 Pere-Lachaise

1821, by Jolimont

1826, by Saint-Aubin

1832, by Normand

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Girardin, Beclard, Cuvier and Robertson in division 8 Pere-Lachaise

Girardin 1832 by Normand

Beclard 1832 by Quaglia

Cuvier 1840 by Marty

Robertson 1840 by Marty

Monday, May 05, 2014

Highgate Cemetery in London - the east side

Located in Highgate, in the borough of Camden in greater London, Highgate Cemetery, consists of two distinct parts: the west side, which is the oldest and which requires a guided tour to visit, and the east side, which is open to the general public (for a fee, covered in the price of the tour ticket to the west side).

Although burials are still permitted in both parts of the cemetery, most of the recent interments have been in the east -- certainly some of the more interesting memorials and sculptures are on the east side. Still, the west side is a must-see for the cemetery afficionado, as you'll see in my next post.


Karl Marx

"Emperor" faithful friend of Anne Crisp -- it's her tomb but his relief.

Thornton


Manager of the Sex Pistols

Fought in the Union army during the American Civil War

The upright bit of stone says it all


Anna Mahler


Highate Cemetery in London - the west side

Located in Highgate, in the borough of Camden in greater London, Highgate Cemetery, consists of two distinct parts: the west side, which is the oldest and requires a guided tour to visit, and the east side, which is open to the general public (for a fee, covered in the price of the tour ticket to the west side).

Although burials are still permitted in both parts of the cemetery, most of the recent interments have been in the east -- certainly some of the more interesting memorials and sculptures are on the east side. Still, the west side is a must-see for the cemetery afficionado, as you'll see below. You'll also notice how terribly overgrown this part of the cemetery as well as the large number of dilapidated and ruined memorials; also the ground is very uneven and unstable in many places, which accounts for the concern over people wandering around by themselves.

entrance to the west side








entrance to Egyptian Avenue: probably the most interesting part of the west side is this semi-underground, indeed below ground, set of quite remarkable crypts.

you can see the poor shape of the structure here; not atypical, I'm afraid



once inside, there's a small circular path





our guide with friend Richard looking on


George Wombwell, menagerist








Thomas Sayers, the boxer



John Hodgson