Montmartre cemetery

Montmartre cemetery is the third largest necropolis in Paris, after Père Lachaise Cemetery and Montparnasse Cemetery.

I can learn history from visiting cemetery, at the same time have a good walk.

Montmartre cemetery has quite some up and down, some tombs are even under a 1888 metallic bridge. This photo below is from Un Jour de Plus à Paris.

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montmartre cemetery and the metallic bridge (photo from unjourdeplusaparis.com)
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montmartre cemetery
tome of Sacha Guitry
Sacha Guitry 1885-1957, born Saint Petersburg, died Paris, Actor, Writer, Film director
Alexandre Dumas fils
Alexandre Dumas fils, 1824-1895, Writer
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Jeanne Moreau, Actress

This is the most visited grave in Montmartre cemetery, the Egyptian-born singer/actress Dalida.

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Dalida 1933-1987

June 2018.

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It’s all about reflection

The Oriental Park is the largest Japanese garden in Europe. It is unique because of its extraordinary architectural and botanic atmosphere. You will discover the history of the garden and all it symbolizes. You will also be surprised by the exuberant vegetation and the Japanese way in which some trees are shaped.

I visited it few days ago. It is situated about 300km west from Paris.

jardin-japonais

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Park’s entrance
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The guy who created the park (1900)

October 2016.

中国旧书 – 诺曼帝(五)

埃华尔圣母院不远有一家旧书店,在那里发现一本1966年出的法文书,用很多照片讲述50年代和60年代中期的中国。

书是用绸布做封面的精装本,灰色硬皮托一个大草书白色字体“虎”,封面设计很法国,虎字又很中国。

反右,大跃进,四清等,处于文革前夕的中国火药味已经很浓,从不少照片就可以看得出。不过那时的人还是很纯洁善良,有些照片是摆着拍的,表情都不太做作。

选三张照片。

这张照片的情景58年后肯定看不到了(1957年北京街头的怀旧资本家)。

南宁插秧妹妹。

广州年轻人。

书和诺曼帝无关,由于是在诺曼帝买的,也就归类为诺曼帝。