This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
The Père Lachaise Cemetery is the most visited cemetery in the world, and has some very famous people in it. Due to the quiet residents it is a peaceful place, and many Parisians like to sit and read the paper under the leafy trees.
While I was there I visited Oscar Wilde's grave. So many people had kissed it (with lipstick on) that the lipstick had started to corrode the grave. So now it is surrounded by glass and people kiss that instead.
I also visited the grave of Victor Schoelcher, an anti-slavery campaigner who helped to bring an end to slavery in the French colonies in 1848.
As you walk out of the main entrance of the cemetery, there is a huge memorial to the French people that died in World War One. The names are in quite small lettering, and even so, it takes several minutes to walk from one end to the other. It is a sad but important reminder of the war, and I'm glad that we live in more peaceful times these days.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it!