Okay, so another cemetery post. If you're thinking I'm a bit obsessed with death, you're dead wrong. There's just lots of interesting art and history to be found in these spaces.
The Passy cemetery hides behind the high wall that borders Place du Trocadero to the southwest. It's not very big and like all cemeteries I've visited in France (with the exception of the American military cemetery in Normandy), there's precious little greenery. Instead what you find are gravestones, monuments, and masoleums side by each along gravel paths. For a small place, there's a lot packed in here.
First, there's Manet.
Then there's Debussy.
Some weird 19th century art, romantic and a bit grotesque
Incredible stainless glass and mosaics for the Guerlain family (I assume of cosmetics fame).
A little Art Deco
Crazy modern stuff with a view of the Tour Eiffel
And then, the kind of scene that just makes your heart ache a bit.
Rest in peace.