Saturday, April 23, 2011
Paris, Paris on Longitude Books website: Pere Lachaise
Longitude Books, the great travel book website and blog, is currently run a short piece I wrote for them about one of my favorite places in the world: Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Here's the first line or so, and a link to the whole piece.
Hilly, wooded, with winding paths knotted around crumbling tombs, the cemetery of Père-Lachaise in Paris’s 20th arrondissement is just possibly the best-loved monumental city of the dead in Europe. Long ago I became a Père-Lachaise habitué, drawn by the serpentine landscaping, the keyhole views from twisting lanes and the blissful freedom from cars...