Paris - Cimetiere Pere-Lachaise

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by ajramirez, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    My wife and I visited Paris over Thanksgiving week. It was a first visit for both of us and we were both taken aback by the absolute beauty of this great city. As you may imagine, many photos were taken.

    On the very last day of the trip, I decided to indulge my fascination with cemeteries (as photographic subjects) and visited Cimetiere Pere-Lachaise. Of course, we followed the map and visited some of the more notable graves (including that of Mr. James Morrison). Here are some of my favorite photos from the visit:

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    And, one of my travel companion:

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    All on the Leica M9P with 24mm 3.8 Elmar M, 35mm 2.5 Summarit, or 50mm 1.5 ZM C-Sonnar.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  2. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Great city. Great shots.

    Last time I was there I didn't bother with a camera - just walked around taking it all in.
     
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  3. great series from what looks like a nice trip.
     
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  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Wonderful all, but I especially liked the compostion, textures, etc. of the shot, "Unis sur la terre et dans l'éternité.

    And the stairs leading down in the foreground create just a touch of foreboding. A terrific shot.
     
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  5. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Beautiful series, Antonio. I must say that #1 is my absolute favourite! Even if you don't want to, attention is drawn to the group of people.
    And you had a lovely travel companion. ;-)
     
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Lovely :) My fave is the one before last with the leading lines and the lovely Autumn leaves.
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Lovely photos Antonio! Headed there as well!
     
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  8. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Thanks all! I really appreciate all the kind comments.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Antonio, I was just over on your Flickrstream and plan to spend quite a bit more time seeing Paris through your eyes - simply spectacular work, and clearly a wonderful trip.
     
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  10. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Thank you so much, BB!
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    No problem, Antonio - I meant it!
     
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  12. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Beautiful images! My husband and I visited Paris, first time for us both, for a long weekend in early February. So much to see! Only by accident did we make it to the French Revolution- we spent most of our time in the Gothic!
     
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