Monday, 16 November 2015

Promenade au cimetière des Gonards

Cimetière des Gonards Versailles
While of course there's nothing quite as extraordinary as at Père Lachaise or Montparnasse cemeteries in Paris, there are still some rather incredible tombs and mausolea at Gonards cemetery... VDP scheduled this post sometime last week and decided to keep it after the terror attacks.

Il y a quelques tombes et mausolées assez impressionnants... VDP a préposté ce billet dans le courant de la semaine dernière et a décidé de le garder après les attentats.
Cimetière des Gonards Versailles
An Evans Howard is buried here...
Cimetière des Gonards Versailles
 And of course a lot of 'ordinary' graves, if VDP may say so...
Cimetière des Gonards Versailles
Cimetière des Gonards Versailles
VDP had shown you famous aviator Louis Blériot's grave here.

VDP vous avait montré la tombe de Louis Blériot ici.

21 comments:

Revrunner said...

Ah, I remember reading about Blériot in books about the contributions of early aviators.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Always fascinating wandering around old graveyards, well done for not changing the post, in its own way it's fitting plus we can't be dictated too....

Michelle said...

Nothing like a cemetery for peaceful beauty. That last shot is my favorite.

Bob Crowe said...

I'm glad you kept this post. Hope remains.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Seems fitting given the turn of events in Paris. The photos are lovely and, like Michelle said above, there is a peaceful beauty.

Janis
GDP

Randy said...

Beautiful photographs.

RedPat said...

I'm glad you kept this post up too, Ciel! Life must go on despite what some may think or want.

Josette T said...

tu as eu raison...

Halcyon said...

I do love a stroll through the cemetery. Always so interesting, especially in old, ornate ones like here.

LOLfromPasa said...

Lovely, touching post.

Dave said...

I often visit cemeteries when away, as the tomb inscriptions sometimes give you an insight into the local history. Also they are great areas for wildlife and some cemeteries have even created a wild life area.

Lowell said...

It sounds rather funny to say "I like cemeteries," but I do find them fascinating and enjoy looking at the different tombstones and the inscriptions. You've got some really interesting ones here!

Tanya Breese said...

i love these old cemeteries...beautiful images!

Stuart said...

These are quite poignant for the times now. Excellent shots.

Sharon Anck said...

This is a wonderful post. There are so many interesting cemeteries in European cities with wonderful monuments. I enjoy visiting them when I travel. When I worked in Chicago all those years ago a friend who lives there took me to a cemetery in that city that was a lot like a European cemetery. Somewhere I have some photos of it.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful and peaceful!

EG CameraGirl said...

You can learn so much from reading gravestones!

VP said...

I have to visit this place: it looks beautiful and quite interesting.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful and most fitting post Ciel, your images as always are wonderful, I particularly like that in the third shot you can see through to the stained glass window. There are some very elaborate graves oui!

Bergson said...

rien de bien gai

Loree said...

Some cemeteries are so beautiful.