Daily Post Weekly Challenge – Creepy


Nothing spells creepy more than a cemetery.  Night time would be worse but no, that is just too creepy.

Oscar Wilde grave (1 of 1)In Paris, even their cemetery’s are a work of art, different and unusual and maybe creepy.  They have tree lined avenues, so much so you might think you are walking down a sun drenched rue off to a cafe or something like that, except for the unusual looking crypts that line the street.

Pere Lachaise Cemetery is a very unusual place to visit.  It is actually a tourist attraction and near the entry you can buy maps to show you where the famous people lie in their final resting place.  Macabre or peaceful?

It is situated in the 20th arondissement of Paris and it is their first garden cemetery.  It is named after the first confessor to Louis XIV and was built in 1804.  Creepy – I didn’t think so, I thought how lucky to be in such a beautifully shaded place to IMG_0059rest.  The only annoyance is the throngs of tourists passing by to see the likes of Jim Morrison and through a bottle of bourbon or a cigarette into his plot with young people sitting nearby singing The Doors songs from way before their time…. or maybe visit Edith Piaf or Oscar Wilde and with your ruby red lipstick on, place a kiss on his tombstone (why, I don’t know, let me know if you do?).

We arrived with an hour to go, which it seemed to happened a lot to us in Paris, we were always trying to pack a lot into a day.  I would love to go back with more time, visit more people’s graves and marvel at some of the tombstones there.

D-daymemorial

On the D-day beaches of Normandy you will find memorials for the brave soldiers that died there on that
fateful day.  It isn’t creepy but beautiful, peaceful and serene, a far cry from those turbulent days that made these beaches famous.  Not creepy but still in the theme of cemeteries, some are not creepy but a beautiful resting place for the heroes of our past.


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15 comments

  1. Excellent response to this week’s theme, Kaz. “

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  2. Pere Lachaise and Colleville sur Mer are two of my favorite places to visit. To me both places resemble that life goes on, that because of the people dying, new life is possible. Great photos and recognizable description of youth singing Doors songs born before they were. Last time I was there I got into a talk with a girl of about 18 years old. She was crying, I asked why do you cry? Because he (Jim Morisson) is dead. I replied, he would be in his seventies now, why is that important? He left his music. That is probably why you are here. She got angry, and i chuckled. You took the picture at Colleville I forgot to take. The icon of the rifle and helmet, marking a grave. One of the strongest icons I have seen. In both pla

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  3. Normandy was one of the most incredibly moving places we’ve ever been. I admit to finding it a bit creepy that people make so much ado about dead rock stars, but that’s just me. Enjoyed the photos, though.

    janet

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  4. Yeah, that top one is a little creepy. I don’t know if it’s supposed to represent the resurrection, astral travel or what. But it’s definitely weird. Nice one.

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  5. I loved the Pere Lachaise cemetery, too. It is very peaceful, and quite modern feeling, despite its age. Did you go to the Montmartre cemetery, too? Such a different atmosphere. Traditional gothic, with the big old names of literature and philosophy.
    I agree the habit of kissing Oscar Wilde’s tomb is pretty creepy. Or kissing any tomb, for that matter!

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  6. G’day,
    Thank you for visiting my blog during the weekly challenge.
    I love old cemeteries. Great photo challenge choice with the Pere Lachaise. Even though I live in the Paris burbs, I haven’t gone in a long time.

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    • I’m so jealous that you live in Paris but i guess when is all at your front door to see anytime, you do other things. I live near the beach but haven’t swum for years. …. tusks for stopping by my place as well 😊

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  7. We visited the Cimtiere recently. Oscar had bright red lips painted on him. Looked quite gay.

    My husband took a photo of me at the bottom of a bomb crater at Ponte du Hoc, between Omaha and Utah beaches. That was a little creepy.

    Cool photos.

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