Père Lachaise cemetery, “the silent soul of Paris”

Eternity’s “It” Destination Podcast You don’t want to miss this recently published podcast on Père Lachaise by @ThomasBett. ‘The Père Lachaise Cemetery: Eternity’s “It” Destination’ explores the iconic individuals buried at a Parisian cemetery and their lesser-known graveyard neighbours. It depicts the many stories behind those individuals, how they have ended up with this one... Continue Reading →

Dear photograph…

Dear photograph,My first, and long-awaited, visit to Jim Morrison’s grave was during the summer of 1986 as an exchange student. My fantastic host family indulged my request to visit Père Lachaise while on a trip to Paris from the north of France.

Heavy metal graffiti invades Paris

From most romantic city to Paris bridge is falling down It all started out with good intentions. The “love locks” are padlocks that couples affix to bridges and public fixtures in a declaration of their love. In Paris, the Passerelle des Arts is a hot spot for lovebirds. However, the vast number of padlocks is... Continue Reading →

Abelard, the medieval punk monk

12th century France Peter Abelard (1079–1142) You know the story: Teacher and student fall in love, have a baby (a boy, Astrolabe!), then marry secretly. Furious, student’s uncle has teacher castrated. The lovers separate, carry on in various monasteries and abbeys, all the while managing to stay in touch. Classic medieval shenanigans. So why all... Continue Reading →

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