Too much has been written and filmed about the famous Père Lachaise cemetary. The final resting places for over 300,000, it is the largest cemetery in Paris. The famous include  Balzac,  Chopin,  Colette, Molière, Jim Morrison, Édith Piaf, Camille Pissarro, Gertrude Stein,  Marcel Proust, and  Oscar Wilde. I really liked what Columbia GSAPP student and friend Charles Irby did with his Diana lomography camera. The colors are alternatively oversaturated, washed out, and the focus unpredictable, like ghosts trespassing the lens of this great camera.

How to Get There:
Metro M2/M3 to  Père Lachaise, M2 to Philippe August, M3 and M3 bis to Gambetta.

All photos by Charles Irby.


  1. […] more on the neighborhood, check out photographs of  Père Lachaise with a Lomo camera and a show at  La Fleche D’or  from Untapped […]

  2. […] year, architecture student Charles Irby let us publish his dreamy and ghostlike lomography pictures of  Père Lachaise cemetery. Here are some great black and white photographs that Charles took while in a class with […]

  3. You make my photos of Pere lachaise look so ordinary. I’ll have to go back and try again! Merci,



  4. mrtaurus says:

    Great post. I just wrote about my experience there too. Great photos. Great words.

  5. […] me some industrial re-use) and it’s in a hip area of town (the 20th arrondisement, next to Père Lachaise). In fact, the building itself was an old train station and the name La Flèche d’Or is taken […]

  6. greybreaks says:

    the 3rd photo with the statue is great!

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