Père Lachaise is a cemetery in Paris that’s so big it’s like its own city - street names included. Despite being somewhat macabre, it’s a really nice place to go. You get kind of absorbed by the quiet melancholy of the cobbled streets as you check out all the hundreds of familial mausoleums and elaborate tombs that surround you.
Notable burials here include: Peter Abélard and Héloïse, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Balzac and Fred Chopin. It should be noted that the Oscar Wilde’s grave has been endearingly defaced by hundreds of red lipstick kisses.
definitely somewhere you should check out in Paris.
When our group departs on our Euro-Adventure 2011 we’re going to be flying into Paris either on Christmas Eve or a few days after. I am so excited. Paris hasn’t been my favourite of places in my previous travels but this time I’ll be with my friends and we’ll be 21(well, minus Ames) and ~mature~ and ~adult~ and ~classy~ etc. As soon as we pay for flights it will be real and Paris will be awaiting. HELL YEAHHHHH BOIIIIII
so, there’s this thing that “people in love” do all over the world where they write their names on a lock and attach it to a bridge (or a cage surrounding a tree as was the case in Budapest?) then throw away the key. it’s supposed to signify everlasting love though for the pessimists (or the realists?), combination locks are a less permanent way of getting in on the trend without committing to forever.
i snapped some pics of the above in paris and budapest.