Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cimetiere de la Chartreuse in Photos


While exploring the city of Bordeaux, I happened upon an old cemetery. Naturally I wanted to check it out, especially after having visited Pere Lachaise a few years ago. Cimetiere de la Chartreuse is a beautiful tribute to those who've passed on. While it's big enough to spend some time in, unlike Pere Lachaise, it's not big enough to be overwhelming. The cemetery is quite old and many of the monuments are very impressive. The most notable thing to see is a monument to the famous Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Originally buried in Bordeaux where he spent his final days and died, his body was later moved to Madrid so it's only a monument, but it's a beautiful dedication. Other notable personalities are buried in Cimetiere de la Chartreuse, though none that I recognized, but it's still a lovely place to visit as the monuments are very ornate and some of them are quite eery. I don't think words can do it justice, so here are a few photos from my visit.












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