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