Tuesday, August 08, 2006


This morning we visited an exhibit about architects designing exhibits. As always I am inspired by architecture.

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This exhibit features Charollete Perrand. I love the feeling of enclosure this space creates.

After the exhibit a group of us headed to the catacombs.


I didn't expect to actually see the bones. Once I walked into the chamber and realized where I was it was cool. Many of the remains here are victims of the French Revolution. It was a sobering and sacred space. I'm not sure if taking pictures should be allowed, but it was.



These remains were moved from the Cemetery of the Innocents.

Afterwards I dragged everyone to the Montparnasse Cemetery nearby. I've always wanted to see a cemetery in Paris. I find them places of peace and reflection. I don't know why but I'm happy here.

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The last stop of the day was La Defense. It's amazing the contrast it provided from the cemetery. Once again I love contemporary design.

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This has been one of my favorite days in Paris.

1 comment:

Loralee Choate said...

I love cemetaries, too. I always thought your tour of Logan's was AMAZING. That one looks beautiful. I love the gate.