Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery (20th arrondissement) is the largest cemetery in Paris, covering over 100 acres.  It is reputed to be the world’s most-visited cemetery, with graves of the famous including Chopin, Proust, Colette, Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde.  Needless to say, it had to be an epic cemetery.

I couldn’t have picked a better day to visit the cemetery — it was cloudy and cold.  As I wondered alone through the empty cemetery, I could not help but visualize zombies and monsters slowly crawling out of the graves.  Gathering courage and continuing onward, my fears and imagination eventually faded, and I began to realize each grave around me was a reminder of a life.  I wondered to God what mark will my life leave behind…will it just be a tombstone, or something more?

Anyway, take some time and try to capture that feeling from the photos below.  Be warned, some are pretty scary!