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Death’s Garden: Pastrami in Paris

by Loren Rhoads Holding hands inside my coat pocket, Mason and I strolled through the Marais district and enjoyed the watery yellow sunshine. Paris in January was cold. We paused beside a worn brick wall to read the plaque bolted … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Communing with the Dead

by George V. Neville-Neil In 1998, I quit my job as a manager in a software firm and decided to bounce around Europe, a place I’d lived and worked in, but never really visited. I made my entrance to Europe … Continue reading

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The Most Morbid Cemeteries on Cemetery Travel

I don’t know if there’s a connection for sure, but the most morbid cemeteries on this blog are also the most often searched for.  Here they are in order of queries: Week 15: The Capuchin Catacomb of Rome Far and … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #93: Montparnasse Cemetery

Cimetière du Montparnasse aka Montparnasse Cemetery 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet Paris, France 75014 Telephone: +33 1 44 10 86 50 Founded: July 25, 1824 Size: 47 acres Number of interments: more than 300,000 people in more than 35,000 tombs Open: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

The history of leaving flowers for the dead stretches back beyond memory.  These are some of my favorites:  delicately painted ceramic flowers brightening the plain wooden cross on a grave in Paris.  The French call them “immortelles.” The cemetery is … Continue reading

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