« American Pantheon: Parker Posey. | Main | Bohemian Paris 1840s: The Downwardly Mobile Arts. »

October 28, 2017

Père Lachaise: Parisian City of the Dead.

Laid out like a modern grid-form metropolis, Père Lachaise has the feel of a town--truly, a city of the dead--with tidy paved and cobbled "streets," complete with cast-iron signposts.

--Alistair Horne, in Seven Ages of Paris (Alfred A. Knopf 2002)

Père Lachaise Cemetery, 20th arrondissement.

Posted by JD Hull at October 28, 2017 12:59 AM


Post a comment

Remember Me?