Monday, April 19, 2010

French Cemeteries

They take their grave sites very seriously here and I've been drawn to document them. Elaborate ceramic flowers, real flowers, plastic and silk flowers, laminated photographs of the deceased, paintings, banners, and many other types of memorablilia appear. I don't know whether this phenomenon is specific to this region or the small towns I've been visiting. I plan to go to Pere Lachaise in Paris to see if one of the most famous cemeteries in the world has displays like these. And I plan to keep photographing them.

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