After the final exam, we went to Père Lachaise, the cemetery where several famous people were buried--Colette, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, and Gericault to name a few. It was amazing to see how old the cemetery was and how large many of the graves were.
Oscar Wilde's grave was built by a woman who was in love with him. The tradition for many years was to kiss the statue with lipstick...you'll notice that the grave is surrounded by a protective barrier to protect the stone...
The grave of Gericault. His friend, Delacroix, made sure that his grave was taken care of and well done. Unfortunately, when Delacroix died, no one returned him the favor--he's buried in an ordinary style grave nearby.
Apparently Gericault still has admirers
Jim and I started at Opéra Garnier and went through Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, Les Jardins des Tuileries, Le Louvre, Pont des Arts, Pont Neuf and ended at Boulevard Saint Germain. It was a good realization that I could comfortably walk around the streets of Paris without getting completely lost.
Gnocchi and Gorgonzola sauce
Last night shot of Paris...