Saturday, December 12, 2009

Family Tomb

Charles Pigeon family tomb, Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris
Charles Pigeon family tomb
Montparnasse Cemetery
Paris, July 2002

7 comments:

Jacob said...

How do you spell "tacky"? Omigod, this is really over the top! I find it hard to look at even. Some things are better left to the imagination, such as the remembrance of a loved one!

Nori said...

Though I used to design some number of tombs long long time ago, this is what I couldn't imagine! It's just out of our imagine.

cieldequimper said...

I've never yet been to Montparnasse cemetary, though my cousin's husband lies there. She always chuckles when she's visiting his grave because tourists come up to her and ask her who her husband was... I had no idea Charles Pigeon was though, thanks for the lesson. No wonder he is famed also for his tomb, boy, can you imagine such tombs made these days?

JM said...

Unbelievable!

tapirgal said...

This tomb is remarkable, and an excellent photo, too. I'm now kicking myself for not taking the time to see these amazing Parisian cemeteries. I almost visited the one at Montmartre, but we arrived after closing, or maybe it was closed for some other reason. I thought we'd be seeing a small, simple cemetery like they have all over New England, but it was more like this one. And we wer near the Montparnasse Cemeterey, too, and we chose to go the other direction. I had no idea they were all so interesting.

tapirgal said...

P.S. to Jacob's comment: There is a long history of tombs in France and maybe elsewhere that show couples. They are together, lying down, and are shown in a bed! In the cathedral of St. Denis near Paris are the tombs of 1,000 years of royalty. There are a few especially that I think very beautiful that are in this category.

Tinsie said...

Wow! Considering this is a tomb (and I hate tombs with a passion) it is quite amazing. Thanks for sharing.