If you were to stroll the atmospheric Chippiannock Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois, you’d likely happen upon the weathered headstones of siblings Eddie and Josie Dimick, which are guarded by a life-sized statue of a dog. The children died on the same day in 1878, and their family’s descendants left Rock Island long ago. Still, strangersContinue reading “Gentle Giant: The Touching Tale of a Dog’s Eternal Devotion”
Perhaps it is a bit macabre, but I find cemeteries – particularly those in foreign locales – to be fascinating and fitting spots to reflect upon a place’s culture and history, and upon life itself. When my husband and I last visited Paris, we spent several hours strolling through the city’s famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, passing headstones ofContinue reading “Angels, Busts, and Saints Dressed in Snow: A Wintry Visit to Oberammergau’s Cemetery”
Père-Lachaise Cemetery has such extraordinary, moving details. Here is a second photo essay dedicated to Paris’ largest cemetery. If you’d like to see Part I of my Père-Lachaise Cemetery series, see: If Headstones Could Talk: Pondering at Paris’ Père-Lachaise Cemetery.
I had long wanted to visit Paris’ storied Père-Lachaise Cemetery. However, during past jaunts to the ‘City of Lights,’ the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and Notre Dame had taken center stage on my itinerary. During our most recent trip to Paris, our hotel in Paris’ 11th arrondissement was a short walk from the cemetery. WithContinue reading “If Headstones Could Talk: Pondering at Paris’ Père-Lachaise Cemetery”