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A graveyard, a mosque, and a panini.

May 26, 2009

Good news is, we found the right cemetery on our last rainy day in Paris. That is the Père Lachaise Cemetery, where the only way I can describe it is that every grave is a piece of art in itself.

Frédéric Chopin's grave

Frédéric Chopin's grave

Singer/songwriter Jim Morrison's grave

Singer/songwriter Jim Morrison's grave

You can see people left beer cans and cigarettes on his grave that's now blocked off!

You can see people left beer cans and cigarettes on his grave that's now blocked off!

The columbarium -- can't say that I knew at the time this is where they keep cremated remains

The columbarium -- can't say that I knew at the time this is where they keep cremated remains

Afterwards, we went to visit a completely different venue. We hopped on the metro to the 5th arrondissement to visit the Paris Mosque (“Grande Mosquée de Paris”). It had the most beautiful Moorish architecture, and looked so serene after the light rainfall.

entrance to the Paris Mosque

entrance to the Paris Mosque

beautiful garden courtyard

beautiful garden courtyard

inside the mosque

inside the mosque

By this time we were starving! We wanted to find a place where we could just have a quick bite, a panini and a drink. We stopped at a bunch of cafes, but decided on a more affordable meal at Crêperie Epi D’or on Rue Daubenton. I have to say, the crepes the guy was making here looked soo good, but we wanted a sandwich, so we settled on a beef panini with mozarella and tomatoes. The boeuf panini was soo good — the bun was crispy and the meat was tender and it didn’t cost as much as most places (it was less than 4 euros).

Crêperie Epi D'or

Crêperie Epi D'or

Shortly before being devoured

Shortly before being devoured

She craved it the rest of the trip.

She craved it the rest of the trip.

x
Shy

9 thoughts on “A graveyard, a mosque, and a panini.

  1. Jess B.

    omg that mosque is soo beautiful!! great picture!! and LOve your blue earings..makes the wwhole outfit!

  2. shyema Post author

    thanks Jess! I’m so bad with accessorizing so I get all happy when I’m told I did it right! haha!

  3. priya

    ah the paris mosque…i had 5 women threatening to throw me and my friend out of there. even that i could handle but when they tried to pry my camera from me i went nuts! but it is a beautiful mosque and i met other really cool people there. did you have tea at their cafe? this mosque is also in paris, je t’aime, if you remember.

  4. shyema Post author

    really??? we had such a different experience there…the women were sooo nice to us. i took pictures in front of them and everything. so weird. and yes! I totally remember it from the movie :)

  5. sadia

    omggg these pictures are amazingggggggggg!!! you look sooo lovely!..and the whole subject matter was captured so well!!…love it!

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