Wednesday, May 15, 2013

R for Rest in Peace (and Remarkable Woman)



At Princeton Cemetery, pinwheel rounds and (in 2nd photo) grave of the remarkable Sylvia Beach. Beach founded the renowned Shakespeare & Company bookshop on Paris's Left Bank and published James Joyce's Ulysses. Ernest Hemingway wrote of Beach in A Moveable Feast: "No one else was nicer to me."

Thanks to Denise, Roger and team at ABC Wednesday!

30 comments:

cieldequimper said...

The light in the pinwheel photograph is wonderful. I didn't know about the founder of one of the coolest Paris shops!

llandudnopictures said...

Remarkable indeed. The pinwheel must add a real shot of colour to a very sombre place.

Reader Wil said...

I didn't know this remarkable ,lady either. Thank you for this information. I have " a Moveable Feast on my bookshelf, but it was a long time ago I read it.
Good choice for R! Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Mar said...

Lovely picture of the pinwheel. Thanks for the informative post, I did not know this remarkable lady either!

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Luna Miranda said...

the pinwheel is beautiful. i remember reading "A Moveable Feast" in college. great finds for R.

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Peter said...

What a life she had, now in Princeton. Such a simple stone.

Roger Owen Green said...

I think this is quite sweet
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

a.s.m. said...

Siempre interesante la información
que acompañas a tus fotos.
Un saludo, Ángel


Tanya Breese said...

love the colors in the pinwheel...i too knew nothing about sylvia beach, now we do!

Leovi said...

Great pictures, very emotional!

LOLfromPasa said...

Super posting, Lulu. Love the pinwheel (so American) and that is a marvelous marker for someone I know more about now. Thank you!

Norma Beishir said...

Two striking photos--and great contrast!

JM said...

Lovely tribute (I didn't know about her) and great shots. Both of them.

Norma Ruttan said...

the pinwheel, what a glorious sight!
I love learning new things.
indeed this is a simple tombstone for someone who must have not had a simple life.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's always so fab to find out details such as these Lulu. I think Sylvia Beach was quite an influence at that time, I think if I'd been around then I would have definitely been one of her 'bunnies' :)

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks so much everyone!:)

Catherine said...

So very interesting Lulu! Always great info here,... I didn't realize Sylvia Beach was buried right in your back yard, I would've guessed Paris' Pere Lachaise...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love to find famous people's graves in cemeteries. Yours is quite a find.

Wanda said...

What a very nice tribute to a special lady...and the pinwheel photo stunning.

Joy said...

I love that pinwheel such a celebratory object for a life well live and a contrast to such a plain stone.

Mo said...

Great connections

Ann said...

What a great decoration at a cemetery, so colorful.
Ann

Carver said...

Great idea for the letter R. Remarkable woman.

William Kendall said...

Looks like a peaceful spot to rest.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I really like your photos and your interests ...I like the variety of things you are taking photos of for us!! cheers.

Randy said...

Love the light in the pinwheel.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Yeah, like a lot of other commenters, I love the pinwheel photo!

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Nanka said...

A lovely tribute to a very nice lady!!

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EG CameraGirl said...

I don't think I've ever seen a pinwheel quite like that! If Ernest Hemingway said that then that is quite a compliment!

mindlovemisery said...

Beautiful tribute =)