French Word(s) of the Day: pierre tombale (pee-air tum-ball)- tombstone
Strangely enough, we spent a lot of time in cemeteries checking out the gravestones.
People would flock to Oscar Wilde’s grave to kiss it (while wearing lipstick so it would show, of course). Apparently someone didn’t like that, because a plastic wall has been placed around it since the last time I was there.
Not that it stopped anyone. His wasn’t the only tombstone with a sign of fans.
We had no idea why everyone was placing Metro tickets on Proust’s grave.
Other people thought we knew where everyone was, so they would stop at whatever grave we stood by. Jokes on them that not everyone we stopped by was famous!
Not that it mattered. We had someone ask us who Chopin was.
Parisian gravestones also go for a bit more of an artsy look. Here were my two favorites:
Ricardo loooooooooved his cats.
The French get creative on their stones, but this tombstone intrigued us the most:
How does Christophe know?!?!?!
That’s the puzzle I leave you with today.