This year turned out to be outstandingly kind - in the October I spent one week in Paris. So what would a typical goth do during the first day in this awesome city? Of course he would pay a visit to the most beautiful graveyard in the world (it is only my subjective opinion: P). Obviously I'm talking about Pere Lachaise.
We were supposed to jump there literally for 2 hours, but it took us all day :D It is impossible to describe an atmosphere of this place! All dark corners, innumerable quantity of beautifully decorated gravestones and sculptures, spider webs hanging on the rusty doors of graves, alleys which seem to pull ad infinitum... The cemetery is so lovely that it keeps on taking your breath away, minute after minute. Personally, I could settle there: D
must for every Dead Can Dance fan <3 Impressive!!!
bats bats bats! <3
We also had a very unpleasant situation - the authorities of the graveyard having seen us doing photographs, took us for a "drama group" (?!?!?!?!) being influenced by (how they called it) "our unusual clothes" and told us to stop shooting, otherwise we're in big trouble. We were dressed just black, nothing special, the friend of mine was wearing a hat and I had pants with some sort of lacy material attached ( I guess that's something weird to see by normal people...). Say what you like, but being suspected of something like that in the capital of fashion is absolutely outrageous. We had to go to the cemetery office, talk to the bunch of people, show our photos and proof that we're no drama group, we only here for sightseeing. They let us go, but we felt almost like being accused for killing somebody:/. Bad luck.
Jim Morrison's grave
Don't even dream about coming closer... It's surrounded by crash barrier and security guys keep their eye on them all the time...
camera grave? :)
me and my friends, Wojtek and Ania :)
Anyway, apart from this we had a great time there and I would definitely come back to Pere Lachaise. If you haven't been there - it's a must for each goth :D
BTW, do You know any interesting cemetries across Europe? :)