Six Picks – a photo blog drawn from my archives, much of which is on show at www.timbirdphotography.com
Paris and religion are this week’s buzzwords, so it seems like as good (or bad) a time as any to combine them in the symbols of the Père Lachaise Cemetery in the French capital, a wonderfully atmospheric place of burial and the resting place for the likes of Jim Morrison (probably), Oscar Wilde, Édith Piaf and Frédéric François Chopin, to name just a few of the celebrities, in addition to many other less well-known souls.
The cemetery is near Boulevard Menilmontant and was opened in 1804 on the site of a Jesuit retreat. It’s at turns touching, scary and poignant, very large and rambling,and well worth a visit.
These pictures were made using my previous Canon camera using a gimmicky little gadget called a Lens Baby that gives the spooky blurred effect.
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