Monceau, one of my flickr friends spent her Thanksgiving break in Paris and we had planned to meet yesterday for photographic walk at Cimetière du Montparnasse. When I got out of the métro, she was there with her huge camera, and I recognised her right away. We walked to Montparnasse Cemetery and started walking around, stopping for a shot here or there, exchanging tidbits about our lives and stories.
I have been following Monceau’s photostream for the last two years and I knew we were interested in the same things: cemeteries, letters, squared circles, architecture, among other things.
Monceau, her head in the clouds
One of the things I most enjoy, when I take a walk with a friend photographer is that they make me notice things that I have never paid attention to before. For example, I am soooo used to the ugliness of Tour Montparnasse, towering over the cemetery, that I don’t notice it any more. But Monceau remarked several times about it. And that made me take this photo in which Tour Montparnasse just looks like one more piece of mosaic through the wing of this strange bird.
Monument at Cimetière Montparnasse
Finally, we got chilly and decided to go to a café. We went to Le Dôme, where we enjoyed a café crème.
pouring milk into my grand crème
A very pleasant afternoon indeed.