Day 26    

  After lunch we walked through Pere Lachaise. It's absolutely huge and although it sounds corny, buy a map from a shop or some guy standing outside for 10 Francs so you don't get lost. It really is a small city, there's many streets, sections and we walked around endlessly because I wanted to find Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison. It's reported to be 44 hectars (108 acres) in size, containing thousands of souls and 12,000 trees.
 
Title: Le Decline

Camera: Nikon N90s   film: Fuji
 
Pere Lachaise is huge

Camera: Nikon N90s   film: Fuji
 
   I have no idea how she did it but Chantal, in her discreet black mini, with stockings and stiletto high heels managed to walk along 4" wide stone curbs and the uneven cobblestones with tree roots twisting and filling the voids between the next stone. I doubt that many American women could manage such a feat but for her, a woman of 45+ years in age, it was a walk in the park. It was a beastly hot day with no wind. For some reason I can't completely explain, the French are like that, they can both endure hardships while looking quite feminine at the same time.

     I did find Jim Morrison but on the way I easily passed 600 graves for the simple reason that I was lost. I did see a sign on a tomb, in charcoal with an arrow and above it, one word: Jim... >>

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