Thursday, 3 November 2011

Les tombes rouges du cimetière Notre-Dame


So Tuesday was All Saint's. I went to Notre-Dame cemetary on Saturday in the hope of seeing the usual All Saint's sea of chrysanthemums. Instead, some old tombs caught my eye...

Samedi je me suis rendue au cimetière Notre-Dame et ai aimé quelques vieilles tombes...

29 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est flashy, mais ca rend le cimetiere plus joyeux

Kay L. Davies said...

What an amazing red those leaves are. That first tombstone looks very, very old.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Gunn said...

Thanks for sharing it with us.
Very nice images.

ρομπερτ said...

Was für eine Überraschung.

Lebendig - das einzige Wort, das mir einfällt. Einen guten Donnerstag dir.

Lowell said...

Very creative photography! One does not see many tombs decorated in such brilliant reds!

Re your comment/question: Yes, we still miss her terribly!

Woody said...

Wow, what a brilliant red. It contrasts well with the old tomb, which is very spooky.

Jack said...

These are great images, Ciel.

SRQ said...

I can see why these caught your eye. The red leaves are amazing. They almost look like they're crawling over the tombs.

Bob Crowe said...

Deceased Cardinals fans?

Regina K said...

Wow, a dear relative must have planted these in fond remembrance.

Randy said...

I love these both. The red is amazing.

Thérèse said...

Un genre de vigne vierge? Une plus belle alternative que le lierre.

Dina said...

I think it is that once a year red? It is worth waiting for.
Glorious.

Malyss said...

Et bien , je prefère! j'ai horreur des chrysantèmes!la au moins c'est original!

Bergson said...

elles sont abandonnées mais fleuries

Francisca said...

Plenty of anthocyanin in them red leaves! What a lovely contrast to the grey tomb.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful Ciel, very definitely an 'eye catching' scene. Love the Autumn coloured ivy!

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, what striking red color against the grays of the stone. Visually fascinating combination.

joo said...

It's gorgeous, this old comb under autumn leaves!
You're right, I find doorways, gates and windows irresistible - well, sooner or later someone might get angry with me;/ Let's hope it will be later!
Have a great afternoon:)

Halcyon said...

Very beautiful! I love the bright red in contrast to the grays.

VP said...

Eye catching! Any peculiar meaning?

ALAIN said...

Cela fait un peu vampire.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful how the vines crawl up and over and then have such gorgeous red leaves!

Loree said...

Very poignant and lovely.

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: not that I know of. Just overgrown and untended old tombs, which is both sad and right somehow...

Leif Hagen said...

Fantastic photos with the red leaves of autumn!
Bon weekend

Kaori said...

These tombstones are so different from ours. And the red ivy is stunning!

JM said...

This is amazing! Well spotted, Ciel.

Becky said...

I love that vibrant red. Gorgeous.