Flickering Lamps: Exploring the world’s first (and most famous) garden cemetery: Père Lachaise

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This week Flickering Lamps is taking a break from the hidden, not so well known sites that often grace this site to explore probably the most famous cemetery in the world: Paris’ Père Lachaise.  Opened as the world’s first garden cemetery in 1804, Père Lachaise (or to give its original name, cimetière de l’Est – East Cemetery) was the inspiration for many other grand Victorian garden cemeteries, both in Europe and across the Atlantic in the Americas.  Situated on the edge of the city, Père Lachaise was opened to provide a dignified burial space for all of Paris’ citizens.  Around a million people have been laid to rest there since it opened in 1804, and today, around two million people visit the cemetery every year.

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Flickering Lamps: The ancient rock-cut tombs by the Lancashire coast

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m especially interested in particularly old and unusual graves, and the subject of today’s post definitely falls into that category.  On th…

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Gnome, The Fairy Garden, The Linden Chronicles

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10 Great Facts about Writers and Dogs.

Jack London

Image: A nine-year-old Jack London and his dog Rollo, 1885 (author unknown), Wikimedia Commons.

Inesemjphotography: Meet the Past: Dolmens and Fairy Raths

Meet the Past: Dolmens and Fairy Raths.

Life in Russia: The Mysterious Baikal seal

The Mysterious Baikal seal.

Excellent history of the Baikal seal from archecotech.

An Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Greenwich Park

An Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Greenwich Park.

Stockholm, Ekerö, Adelsö, Uppland, Fornminnen-Gravar-Gravfält

Stockholm, Ekerö, Adelsö, Uppland, Fornminnen-Gravar-Gravfält

Free Pictish stuff

Great share from Chris The Story Reading Ape!

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