Today is more location scouting. Work, work, work… 🙂 Well, not really work when it’s in one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s rainy but rain in Paris just makes it shine.
We are headed to Pere Lachaise. Over 1 million people have been buried here. Many unknown to most, many very well-known to the French, and some famous around the world.
Oscar Wilde is buried here. “A kiss may ruin a human life,” Oscar Wilde once wrote. His tomb, defaced by women kissing it (no one can quite trace the origin of this tradition – complicated as the man himself) may be the proof that it may ruin it in death as well. Now it is surrounded by plexiglass, a plea in writing to respect his grave, and a fence around it just in case someone disregards it.
Then there’s Edith Piaf’s tomb, surprisingly sedate and unassuming. A tourist came up to us and asked us where it was when he had just passed it.
Dean did a documentary on the 40th anniversary of his death in Paris in 2011. Really good documentary even for those that aren’t fans.
Pere Lachaise is closing. It is close to 6:00 pm. An attendant with a bell rings it incessantly herding people out. Time to head over to where “our” houseboat will be. Dean is filming tomorrow so he wants me to know the area where the boat is so I can tell the taxi driver. Plus, we still need a bridge for the shoot.
Going to bed now. I’m tired.