Pandemic lockdown #11: in which we visit many more dead people

I have been doing some serious writing for work and am tired by the middle of the day and in need of a break in the outside air. The weather is still unbelievably beautiful here. Poppy and Ivy and I walked into Ferney and visited the local cemetery, next to Voltaire’s house.

Voltaire is not buried there, as there was a wee problem with taxes he owed and his body being stolen and similar. More on this later.

Everything is starting to burst into bloom, which makes our current situation slightly more bearable, but also so astonishingly odd.

The French are always celebrated for their sense of style and elegance, but I am here to tell you, their cemeteries are full of kitsch.

The cemetery is divided up into families, children, those killed in the wars, and other groups.

We paid homage to those who died for France, especially those in the Resistance.

My girls enjoyed the outing. I enjoyed being with them and those who went before us.


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2 Responses to Pandemic lockdown #11: in which we visit many more dead people

  1. Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas says:

    Thank you for sharing. I will go for a visit when we get our freedom back. We have been to the Kings Cemetery (Cimetière des Rois)here in this side of the border, and found it interesting to see the simple tomb of Calvin, although they say his body is not really under that space, a former director of the World Health Organization, Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges and Griselides Real, a poet and sex worker in Geneva. The cemetery is open and there are some pieces of art as part of the tombs. Last time, we rook the “Mattels Barbie doll Dia de Muertos for a visit. More on this one in place,ère_des_Rois

    Whose remain gets there and who gets in other cementeries of Geneva? Oh well, its 3 am. Might not be that critical to know… thanks for an idea to visit the cemetery in one of these needed walks…at least this one closer…

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