When dogs lay 6 feet under, cats grin

As strange as it sounds, Paris has a dog cemetery; « Le cimetière des chiens ». Created in 1899, it is believed to be the first pet cemetery in the world. You will find hundreds of tumbs under the shade of trees longing the Seine River. You will also be amazed by some of the tumbs, worthy of the greatest human celebrities. Yet, there are still some living souls in this cemetery as a dozen of cats pace up and down the alleys. You can almost hear them cry on the graves of their buddies cat. Yet, they will also lay peacefull with a slight grin on dogs’ last residences.  (click on pictures to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/710, ISO160


Leica M8 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/4000, ISO160

4 Responses to “When dogs lay 6 feet under, cats grin”

  1. Owen dit :

    Hi, this is fantastic, very pleased to see people are interested in this place…

    If you have a minute to look I’ve done 7 previous posts on my blog about the Paris Dog Cemetery, you can find them here :


    Best wishes,

  2. David dit :

    Salut, je ne suis pas un partisan du cimetière des chiens par contre je trouve la photo parfaite. Le chat ne serait-il pas le responsable du décès de Kiki il a l’air vindicatif!
    Dans le même genre d’idée, cet été essaye de photographier un lézard sur la tombe de Jim Morrison au Père Lachaise !
    Bon week-end

  3. admin dit :

    Salut David,
    Alors, les truffes ?? Pleins jusqu’à l’année prochaine ?
    Pour le lézard … je te propose que tu viennes la faire cette photo ;) et ensuite … show me the way to the next whisky bar …

    Bon weekend.

  4. andreas dit :

    Another excellent street photography with great humor.