Posts Tagged With: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise

The Adventure, Continued: Cimitière Père Lachaise


The Parc de Belleville, 18 November 2009

This is my second posting of the day. On Thursday, I wrote some of my musings as inspired by fellow blogger Betsy Shaw (see here), but I did not get to the point where I was ready to post the blog, so I revised it a little today, posted, and now am continuing what I had hoped to finish yesterday and did not: the last part of new friend Karen’s and my adventure to the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, the Parc de Belleville, and Cimitière Père Lachaise.

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Getting a Late Start


View of the Parisian skyline with the Tour Montparnasse on the left and the Tour Eiffel on the right, from the Parc de Belleville, 18 November 2009

Hello all!

I am getting a *really* late start today, and I do not think I will have a very high word count as a result. Word count for my NaNoWriMo Project, that is, which is this blog.

Yesterday I met lovely reader Karen, who is an absolute delight! I so enjoyed meeting with her. I am really grateful that we connected here on An Alien Parisienne, and we had the most spectacular day yesterday — really one of my Top Five Days in the city, I think.  We met in the 19th at M° Jaurés, walked to the Buttes Chaumont, walked to the Parc de Belleville and then through Belleville to Cimitière Père Lachaise. After that, we passed through the Square Samuel de Champlain and on to Gambetta, just near the town hall of the 20th to have a cup of coffee at Le Gambetta café. I have already posted the photos on Flickr in this set. I have some interesting stories to share, too, but they are going to have to wait until tomorrow! No time today. The photos tell the story in pictures, though, and you are welcome to check the set out!

I got kind of hung up today on answering emails, catching up on a little blog reading, answering more emails and posts on Facebook — and then talking to my best friend Janet on the phone for quite some time (at least an hour). Then there was preparing some rice, washing a few dishes… I have had quite a time of it today getting here and being able to post.

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Short Blog Today


Gravesite of Frédéric Chopin, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Longer blog tomorrow!

I just had the best time talking on the phone to Karen, who commented on my blog a few blogs ago.

We have decided to meet this Wednesday to go on a walking adventure from the Buttes Chaumont to Père Lachaise Cemetery to see Frédéric, Jim, and Oscar! I will also take her to see Mr. Léopold Fucker (pronounced “Foo-kay” in French,  just so’s you know) if she is up for it.

No, I am not making that up:


See? Dani and Minnie saw him, too, when they were here. But, he was serendipitously discovered almost one year ago by Michelle Mabelle and me.


The lovely Miss Mabelle

Doesn’t she remind you of the lovely Audrey Hepburn in a movie like “Charade” here? Miss Mabelle is a gorgeous human being, outside and in, through and through.


The photo of the first time Miss Mabelle and I happened on Mr. Fucker.

So, stay tuned for the blog I started today, but will finish tomorrow! Then on Wednesday, an adventure (I am SO excited!) and a full report after that.

Until then, don’t do anything I would not do.

Live long and prosper.

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