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Sorry LEP, but tramping around a cemetery looking at the tombs of famous dead people is not my idea a fun way to spend now rare afternoons in Paris - but chacun a son ghoul :-)

I think I'll probably have a look at books by famous dead and living people in Shakespeare & co. and then, if the weather is OK (forecast is "sunny"), have a drink on the deck of one of the boat-bars parked nearby with a view of the back of Notre Dame.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Thu Sep 3rd, 2009 at 01:39:43 PM EST
Too bad you're not coming Ted. You're probably the only one who could tell us who all these dead people were and what they accomplished.;)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 3rd, 2009 at 02:02:06 PM EST
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You mean you're not going to have them speak to us from the grave, LEP?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Sep 3rd, 2009 at 02:04:52 PM EST
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"Hello, my name is Frederick Chopin. I live in grave number 20, division 11 of Pere Lachaise cemetary. I was born in 1810  in Poland and died in Paris in 1849 and I wrote music for a living......."

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 3rd, 2009 at 03:06:33 PM EST
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"Ya don't say, Fred? Write any good tunes? My brother-in-law, he plays the ukelele..."
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Sep 3rd, 2009 at 03:19:47 PM EST
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I'm sure afew will do that - I thought Morrison was a UK supermarket chain :-)

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Sep 4th, 2009 at 07:08:29 PM EST
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I thought it was a place where we went to get stoned at night. What else is it?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 01:37:03 AM EST
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You used to go to the supermarket to get stoned at night??

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:25:03 PM EST
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Oh, man, I'm going to post Ginsberg's A Supermarket In California again...

No, valiantly resist temptation.

When the supermarkets were shut, the Père Lachaise was "open".

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:40:40 PM EST
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Well, I guess I'm with you on that, and probably will only arrive for the dinner (may not be able to be in Paris early enough for anything else anyway).

My wife will NOT attend after all.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Sep 6th, 2009 at 06:10:39 AM EST
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