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The cemetery of Passy: photos, description (Cimetiere de Passy)

Passy cemetery, opened in 1820, is located in an affluent area on the right Bank of the Seine, near the Champs elysées. Naturally it immediately became the burial place of the Parisian aristocracy. There first appeared a heated hall for funeral ceremonies, unprecedented luxury for cemeteries at that time.

Passy is a small (about 2000 graves) and a very interesting cemetery. Arranged as a hanging garden, it is above the Trocadero, but beyond the chestnut trees and a high wall it is not visible. On the wall facing the Trocadero, is an expressive bas-relief of military glory, which appeared after the First world war.

In the cemetery many of the tombstones of the famous sculptors - Rodin, Zadkine, landowski. Family crypts known families decorated with beautiful colorful stained glass. Here lies a lot of the people that were once in the fame: the French policy of Edgar Faure, Gabriel Hanoteau, Alexander Millerand (12th President of France), the last Emperor of Vietnam Bao Dai, the artists Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, composers Claude Debussy, Jacques ibert, the founder of the automobile company, Marcel Reno, aviation pioneer Henri Farman, actor Fernandel...

The compositional center of the cemetery - the majestic tomb of Mary Bashkirtsevoy (1858 -1884). The artist, who died at age 25 from tuberculosis all his life kept a diary, after her death published and translated into many languages. Bashkirtseva was the first Slavic artist whose work has gained the Louvre, but I know it's basically the diary. Tsvetaeva and Brusov admired Bashkirtsevoy, Rozanov also contrasted her remarkably Frank record "the Diary of a Russian woman" Elizabeth Dyakonova. She Dyakonov wrote about the diary Bashkirtsevoy "Poor of the nineteenth century! It is reflected in the proud, weak and immoral man." However, it later turned out that the published was not original - almost all records centurioni the girl's family. 84 notebooks of Mary Bashkirtsevoy are in the National library of France.

In the tomb of Emile bastien-Lepage declared a historical monument, recreated workshop Bashkirtsevoy. There are busts of her parents, the chair, prayer chair, the palette and the last, unfinished painting by the artist, "myrrh-bearing women" - all this is seen through the glass.