October 24, 2013

Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris and very famous burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more. Père Lachaise Cemetery was opened on 21 May 1804 and was notable for being the first garden cemetery. Chopin, Molière, Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Bizet, Delacroix, Haussmann, Isadora Duncan, Annie Girardot, Marcel Marceau, and Édith Piaf are just very few of the nearly countless graves in this enormous cemetery.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde
This is his grave full of lipsticks marks: