Pere Lachaise, cemetery, Paris, France
Named after Pére François de la Chaise (1624-1709)
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The cemetery is in a "working class" area of Paris
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The cemetery is in a "working class" area of Paris


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Perhaps "working class" means an insecure area of Paris
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Perhaps "working class" means an insecure area of Paris


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From the Metro, stairs lead up under a brick house
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From the Metro, stairs lead up under a brick house


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Yes, this is where the Bourgeois were finally buried
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Yes, this is where the Bourgeois were finally buried


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The cemetery is built on a hill covered with mature trees
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The cemetery is built on a hill covered with mature trees


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The main entry where the dead may some day exit
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The main entry where the dead may some day exit


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Even the young may find an end here
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Even the young may find an end here


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A red cross sewn over an older black cross
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A red cross sewn over an older black cross


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Recreated in bronze
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Recreated in bronze


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Multiple dead share a common grave
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Multiple dead share a common grave


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Some only mention the family name
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Some only mention the family name


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A formerly fresh flower
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A formerly fresh flower


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A hugely long row of graves
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A hugely long row of graves


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Bronze maidens flank a headstone
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Bronze maidens flank a headstone


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Statue weeps
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Statue weeps


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Prayer stool in open doorway
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Prayer stool in open doorway


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Bronze woman hugs headstone
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Bronze woman hugs headstone


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Relief behind tin fence
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Relief behind tin fence


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Angel watches over bust of Paul Baudry
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Angel watches over bust of Paul Baudry


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Man statue in repose under head of woman
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Man statue in repose under head of woman


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Bust appears angry with cherubs
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Bust appears angry with cherubs


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Tall monument under tall trees
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Tall monument under tall trees


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Grave of painter. Someone keeps brush fresh
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Grave of painter. Someone keeps brush fresh


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Statue of dead girl appears to write
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Statue of dead girl appears to write


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Rock erodes to expose woman
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Rock erodes to expose woman


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Gustave and Henri Goublier, composers
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Gustave and Henri Goublier, composers


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Hooded woman prays atop grave
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Hooded woman prays atop grave


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The mausoleum
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The mausoleum


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Blue stained glass
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Blue stained glass


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Winged skulls adorn Etienne Gaspar Robertson's grave
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Winged skulls adorn Etienne Gaspar Robertson's grave


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Tourists ponder map to famous dead
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Tourists ponder map to famous dead


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Large structure on hill behind graves
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Large structure on hill behind graves


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Tree roots lead to demise of a grave
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Tree roots lead to demise of a grave


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Crowds identify Jim Morrison's grave
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Crowds identify Jim Morrison's grave


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Jim Morrison's grave
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Jim Morrison's grave


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Graves nestle under trees
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Graves nestle under trees


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Weathered, old bust of a man
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Weathered, old bust of a man


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Place in center with benches to rest
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Place in center with benches to rest


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Statue strolls down steps
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Statue strolls down steps


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Copper face weathers green counterpoint to purple flower
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Copper face weathers green counterpoint to purple flower


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Grave site slowly weathers into ruin
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Grave site slowly weathers into ruin


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Not all the dead are French
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Not all the dead are French


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Typical of military plaques
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Typical of military plaques


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Statue ponders place among headstones
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Statue ponders place among headstones


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Posed as if on bow of ship
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Posed as if on bow of ship


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Crowds identify Edith Piaf's
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Crowds identify Edith Piaf's


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Edith Piaf's grave
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Edith Piaf's grave


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Paying respect to memory of Edith Piaf
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Paying respect to memory of Edith Piaf


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Even graves don't last forever. This name forgotten.
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Even graves don't last forever. This name forgotten.


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Grave mocks the price to be buried here
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Grave mocks the price to be buried here


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Useless map to the graves of the famous
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Useless map to the graves of the famous


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