Père-Lachaise, Carnaval à Châlons-en-Champagne.

I spent Saturday morning in Paris with some old and new friends, visting Père-Lachaise, the famous French cemetery. Later, I was able to find some quality time with some lost contacts in Châlons-en-Champagne, where I encountered an amazing and inspiring parade and daylong festival. With only three weeks left on my tenure here, I am beginning to have trouble reconciling with my upcoming, inevitable, return home.

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Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.

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Père-Lachaise.

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Victor Noir. Rubbing his junk apparently boosts fertility.

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The tomb of Oscar Wilde.

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Upon closer examination.

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An incredibly moving sight.

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Celebrity cameos.

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Again, very, very moving, and overwhelming love.

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Sing, girl, sing!

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Carnaval, Châlons-en-Champagne.

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Costumes abound. Confetti covers EVERYTHING.

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My bad. I didn’t realize I’d violated your personal space.

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No idea.

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No better way to wrap this post (that’s a tremendous bag of confetti in his hand, by the way. It does not taste good when launched directly at your open mouth.).

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About voyageur intrépide

I love Virginia, France, the planet and its people. I don't believe that GDP and Happiness are, at all, mutually dependent.
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