Thanks to everyone who linked up last week. it was wonderful to see your photos and hear your stories. And for those of you who are here for the first time, firstly welcome and let us tell you what #SnapshotStory Sunday is all about:
Every travel snapshot has a story to tell and sometimes those stories get lost until you flip back through a photo album or digital folder full of your travel snapshots. Or worse… lost forever because you simply never shared them!
Each week we will share one of our favourite travel photos that has a great story to tell and share that story with our readers. It may be about a really awesome travel moment we had, a unique experience, or form part of a funny memory.
Here is our snapshot for the week:
This week’s snapshot seems like a little bit of a morbid share, and to be honest it’s not really an experience I would put high on my must see Paris list, however on our first trip to France back in 2008, my father in law was very eager to visit this very famous Parisian cemetery – Pére Lachaise Cemetery.
Don’t get me wrong, as it was an interesting place with some very old tombstones and crypts. There are also some very famous creatives buried here, including the owner of this gravestone, Jim Morrison – the lead singer for The Doors.
We grabbed our map at the cemetery entrance and began our exploring, finding the graves of people such as Chopin, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde. However we were having no luck finding Jim Morrison’s grave site and somehow came to split up into pairs or solo.
Eventually most of us found each other once again, as well as eventually finding the grave site. It was partially hidden behind a construction zone and with the construction tape around the edges of the grave, it was all a little shabby. Not surprising being such an iconic music legend.
Feeling somewhat underwhelmed, we made our way back to the entrance to try and find where the father in law had ended up. He was the only one of our party who was still unaccounted for. Turns out he was relying on his childhood scouts training and he went back to the start to re-group, expecting the rest of us to do the same.
Only the start for him wasn’t the entrance to the cemetery. It was our accommodation, about 10 minutes walk up the road. Apparently the rest of us would have made terrible scouts.
He was fuming and apparently this is why we never had time to visit Versailles Palace. It’s still a sore point, but one that results in a lot of family jokes, as you can imagine. It’s still too soon for my poor father in law.
Simon and I have since been back to Paris and seen Versailles ourselves at least… an experience that far stands out compared to our visit to Pére Lachaise Cemetery.
SNAPSHOT STORY SUNDAY LINK-UP
Welcome to #SnapshotStory Link Up. This is where YOU get to share the story behind your favourite snapshots. Think of it as an opportunity to give those favourite photos an opportunity to be the star!
Here’s how it works:
1. Add your post to the link up below – just one.
2. Ensure that you have your link added before the following Wednesday (link-up closes at 11:55PM AEST).
3. Share the #SnapshotStory badge on your post or a link back (Optional but appreciated)
4. Visit, comment on and share other linked up posts. Sharing is caring!
5. Spread the word for #SnapshotStory on social media.
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