Monday, November 29, 2010

The Mass Graves at Cimitiere Picpus

Finally, I reached the wall behind which were dumped the bodies of the martyred Carmelites and the other victims of the Terror. Visitors had recently placed (thrown?) flowers through the gate to honor them.

Memorials on the wall named the victims:
I also found the gate through which their bodies had been brought:
With this detail about how it was used:

Then I noticed this little statue of St. Michael the Archangel: And then I left Cimitiere Picpus:

1 comment:

  1. Very haunting, very eerie, and a very effective presentation.