Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Des anges au cimetière Notre-Dame


Last weekend, under a scorching hot sun, I went for a stroll at Notre Dame graveyard, which isn't situated near Notre-Dame church. I saw these touching angels which I liked a lot.
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Le weekend dernier, sous un soleil de plomb, je suis allée me promener au cimetière Notre-Dame qui comme son nom ne l'indique pas, ne se trouve pas à proximité de l'église du même nom. J'y ai vu ces anges que j'ai trouvés touchants.

27 comments:

Jacob said...

I almost said, "Saints alive!" But, caught myself. Nice photo, Ciel...you've caught the pensiveness quite well. Cemeteries are fascinating places.

Leif Hagen said...

Cool cemetary statue photos! The angels seem to be a little tired and bored, non?

In the largest cemetary of Paris once, my wife and I bumped into church friends from Minnesota who we didn't know were in Paris! Surprise! I went to see Edith Piaf's grave among others...

James said...

There are so many beautifully crafted statues and headstones in old cemeteries. Your pictures are fantastic!

Vogon Poet said...

Interesting images of a pair of beautiful statues: tired, sad or crushed by the canicule?

bfarr said...

I especially like the top one. Contemplating what was lost?

tapirgal said...

It looks like an interesting graveyard. I'm curious - in Versailles, how much of the town is taken up by the palace and grounds, and how much is the town itself?

Bob Crowe said...

That looks remarkably like the well-known St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans. The tradition there, too, is French.

akarui said...

J'aime beaucoup la photo du haut qui presente un tres beau contraste de lumiere. Comme tu as pu voir je suis alle en vacances pas tres loin de chez toi...

Lee Spangler said...

Thanks for the pix. This reminds me my grandfather is buried in Le Cateau. I need to go there some time. If you don't maintain the stone, it deteriorates. I think it matters.

Olivier said...

ils sont très beaux, très touchant..mais en été je préfère les cimetières russes.....il y a toujours plein d'arbres et ils sont a l'ombres ;)

Kiji said...

jolis jeux d'ombre ! Quel courage de sortir par un tel temps. Moi je prefere la siesta ;)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the sculpture in graveyards but it is not done nowadays. It must be too expensive.

B SQUARED said...

The older cemeteries have some of the most beautiful sculptures.

Karen said...

I love taking photos in cemeteries. The top photo is my favorite. Beautiful statues. My last trip I visited Pere-Lachaise and this time will try to get to Montparnasse.

Small City Scenes said...

I do like the older cemetaries. Today nobody can erect a beautiful angel statue---must be flat for mowing. You caught the mood perfectly. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I very much like the angel shots. In October I hope to visit Rochester, New York, to shoot some angels in a cemetery there. (I saw them from the road last time we were there.) Your angels make me want to do it all the more. ;-)

Halcyon said...

I like the angels as well, although they all seem sad. Beautiful expressions though!

BaysideLife said...

Cemeteries have their own peaceful beauty. Your angels certainly are expressive.

Tammie Lee said...

I love angel statues as well. These are lovely. Wishing you a cool breeze.

m_m said...

They are beautiful and touching!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful angel!
Léia

Bergson said...

des anges qui ont l'air abattus par la chaleur

Allan Alexandre said...

Vu le ciel de la 2 photo il y a du bleu; les anges une sorte de protection, sur des habitants.

Neva said...

I love statues in cemeteries. This is lovely. glad you braved the heat to get it!!

gogouci said...

Great photos of the cemetery. The grave markers in France are much more detailed and interesting than the ones we have in Oregon.

JM said...

Beautiful! I especially like the 1st one. There allways are so many things in every cemetery asking to be photographed!

Dina said...

Really an unusual angel and yes, very touching.
Even the cross is unusual.