Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Little Romance in Père Lachaise Cemetery

I guess they don't call it French kissing for nothing. I'm always amazed by the amount of kissing that goes on in Paris. I'm also amazed by the amount of smoking but that's another story.

I met up with my blogger friend Owen for a day of picture taking in and around Père Lachaise Cemetery. Owen is originally from Pennsylvania but now he's a French citizen and lives just North of Paris and I bet he didn't even notice this scene. :) We spent hours taking pictures and we had a wonderful time. Then we had dinner at restaurant called Le Relais de l'Entrecôte. I liked it so much that I ended up going two more times with Vicki.

Owen has an amazing blog called MAGIC LANTERN SHOW.


  1. Like the new look of the blog, J! Classic shot of l'amour as only the French know how! Pere Lachaise is beautiful. And I think I ate at the restaurant you mention when I was in Paris many years ago! Good memories stirred, many thanks.

  2. Kissing beats cigarettes and dog poo, for sure. :-D

    Beautiful, romantic shot.


  3. Wow! there is just so many good things in this pic. The candid shot of the couple really puts it over the top! love it...

  4. How fun that you met up with Owen! That is so cool. And this picture is quintessential PARIS. Great candid shot in an amazing location. I love how the colorful trees go back into infinity...

  5. Hi James !
    Thanks so much for the very kind nod here... very much indeed...

    But I did notice those two ! and I recall exactly where you took this photo. I noticed them a few times in fact, but just didn't think to photograph them, my head was still swimming with the three young ladies photographed while caught in the act of kissing Oscar Wilde's tomb... but that will be posted soon enough...

    That was really a wonderful afternoon and dinner, I'm so glad it worked out so well, everything fell into place... and I agree, the dinner was very good, especially the profiteroles for dessert ! So many photos still to go through from that day... Many posts to come. I have to send you a couple to ask if you are ok with posting them... maybe this weekend I'll have time... Can't wait to see more from your trip, I'm sure you had a blast in Brugges and in Switzerland too...

    PS I Love the look of your new header photo... like papier maché almost... excellent job...

  6. Great shots of Paris! I am looking forward to seeing more. And welcome home to the good old USA!

  7. Bonjour James!
    Wow So ROMANTIC this picture, even in a cemetery! LOL
    It gives mystery to this picture, we can imagine some stories!
    I'm delighted by your header, wowwwwwww it's BEAUTIFUL!

  8. Your header is the best announce for what comes next in the blog !I'm very interested in discovering the way you're seeing my country..But as you seem to be romantic, I guess you'll have a special way to look at it!:)

  9. I hope you had someone to practice this so called "French kiss"... Paris is known to be so romantical and such a perfect place to be when you're in love... :D

    This picture prove anyway that cemeteries aren't always the sad places we always are willing to find them...

  10. I agree with Pat that there are masses of things to see in this picture and I find myself peering around in it, almost making stories to go with it.

    It's a bit disconcerting though because the avenue is so similar to one near where I live, I keep wondering how the horseman got to be there.

    The other thing I can't stop puzzling over is why the couple didn't mind you photographing them. I think I'd mind if I were one of them! You are very brave to risk it!


  11. I just LOVE that picture...great capture!!!

  12. Well... Versailles isn't that far from Paris... I assumed you'd know that like most people from Paris suburbia I'm in Paris quite often!

  13. Beautiful shots from Europe. I can't wait to see more!

    Can I ask you a question? How do you get your photos so large on this blog?

  14. Nothing makes you feel more alive than a lingering kiss in a cemetery.
    I can't wait for all your European pics and your header is magnifique!
    ☼ Sunny

  15. This is such a French scene !!

  16. «Louis» is (ahem) mortified that you would publish Sex in the Cemetery!