11 January 2010

Lagarde Gueret Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.

At the entrance of this family vault you are greeted by a hooded female figure/gatekeeper. Far from being sinister I always like to hold hands with her when I visit. The decoration on the vault also depicts owls representing watchfulness and wisdom.


  1. That's awesome...but how does it open? Does she swing with the door or is there another way in?

  2. As far as I recall it opens inwards (including the figure attached to the door which is partially glazed.) There is a small spiral staircase inside to the vault below.


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