A walk through Cimitière de Montparnasse on a grey November afternoon.  Trees in autumn colour are points of light in a grey stone landscape.   Weathered iron and bronze stand out in warm tones of rust and verdigris, highlighting care and craftsmanship.

 

 

Looking closer at the family tombs of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries reveals a wealth of detail in carved stone and cast iron. Some motifs are merely decorative, many symbolic.   Click on any photo to view the gallery.