As all good Paris tourists do, we visited Père Lachaise Cemetery. In this post we skip the celebrity graves, and focus on the strangest things we could find.
1. Siamese Dead Guy
This one really gives a whole new meaning to “turn the other cheek.”
2. Too much sadness for just one wreath
If there were some lightning bolts or eagles or something this would be wicked metal. Instead it’s just sad.
3. Father, dog, children. In that order
This one takes a little interpretation. I read it as a monument to the man on the middle tier. Above, in a position of honor, is his father. At his level, his loyal dog. And scrabbling for light, down below the dog’s feet, are his two spindly children. I’m pretty sure my mom has something like this in her will.
4. The Escapee
Must have been amateur hour at the cemetery. Everybody knows that step 1 is to make sure they’re dead before you lock the door.
5. The Mysterious Bulge
That’s a curios polishing job. Yep. People.