One of the things that l noticed coming into Gare du Nord Train station, was the large amount of graffiti in and around the station. Far more than l remember from the last times l was here in Paris.
After settling in at our hotel, we went out to start seeing the "City". Although l have been here many times, there is always more to see. The first place Tony took me to was a graveyard!!! Well those of you who know me...know l love looking round all the grave stones...fasinating! Our first port of call was Cimiterie Mont Martre. So many famous people buried here and such amazing and strange looking monuments to dead people!
Some of these tombs are occupied, some are reserved for later use..and others seem to be empty and in need of repair!
On some of the tomb doors flowers have be attached, the image below of white roses, bought a lump to my throat. It looked ghostly against the dark wooden door , also the tomb was in a dark area of the grave yard, which added to the effect!
One of the things we were lucky enough to witness was a pair of stone masons/sculptures at work on a new tomb. I was fasinated to see how they worked and the way a stone head was emerging slowly from a lump of stone.To see them working on site, so to speak, is unusual in this day and age. I felt very privilaged to be able to watch and that they were very happy to let me take images of them at work.
There is far more for you to see but l expect by now you will need a break, so until tomorrow........