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Paris In Springtime:Series 1

Updated on December 4, 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012

Another face of one of Europe'e most popular destinations

Paris: The City of Lights, the City of Lovers...and a city which loans itself very well to black & white photography. I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Paris in May and have assembled several series based on my pictures. This one focuses on a single destination: Père Lachaise.

Père Lachaise is a huge cemetery in the middle of Paris and resting place to a number of notable figures throughout history, including Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and Chopin among many others. For photographers, its real appeal are the rows and rows of hulking mausoleums as well as the very original (and sometimes downright weird and creepy) artwork and ornate sculptures. The long tightly packed "streets" and vegetation gives plenty to play with when you have a little sunlight. I'm sure I could have walked around there all day and not have been bored (nor would I have seen it all...it's simply a massive place!).

Should you ever visit Paris, definitely include Père Lachaise on your itinerary!

Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012
Père Lachaise, May 2012

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      hope0172 4 years ago

      Absolutely stunning pictures. You have a real eye :-)

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      awesome pix......keep up d good work :-) voted up

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wonderful journey you took me on. Thanks for the photos. Before I even started reading, I thought of Jim Morrison.

      You are very fortunate to have traveled to such a wonderful part of the world.

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Many thanks to you all for your kind comments. :-)

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      lolasporch 4 years ago from Michigan Great Lakes State

      Impressive work. Conveys the aura of Paris perfectly.

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      Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

      I did visit Paris but didn´t go to Pere Lachaise. I am definitely glad to have seen it now, if only through your B&W photography; sounds and looks like a fun place to play with the camera.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      These weird and wonderful photos look great in black and white. Looks like an awesome place to visit with a camera:-))

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks, Valleypoet. I think I could have spent all day there. May well do just that one of these days LOL!

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