Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cememtery Cats

I don't know what it is but one rarely sees cats wandering along the streets of Paris proper, but when one enters one of the many historical cemeteries of Paris one finds cats galore.
The cats that live in Paris' cemeteries appear well cared for. Some are shy but others are quite gregarious. For example, the cat in the picture right below was a real poser and demanded a great deal of attention. At one point there was a line of eight people taking pictures while she got comfortable in her bed.
I always feel that the cats in the Parisian cemeteries are keeping watch and making certain that those interred within the sacred walls of the cemetery are well taken care of.
The pictures of the cats in these pictures represent feline residents in the following cemeteries:
Cimetière de Montparnasse, Cimetière de Montmartre and Cimetière du Père Lachaise

1 comment:

Squirrel said...

How cool that you could get these shots. I like the idea of people lining up to photograph one liek it was a star...

Paris cats also hang out in the gardens--on and around the gardener's sheds I noticed.