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Love and Respect symbol in Montparnasse cemetery, Paris, France

Paris: 14 November 2021: This is beautiful in so many ways...he is reading to his ill wife.This is the Pigeon family gravesite. Charles Pigeon, who died in 1915, was the inventor of the first ‘non-exploding oil lamp’, which made his fortune. Before this time, lamps regularly exploded because they were flammable. Monsieur Pigeon presented his non-exploding lamp at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. Montparnasse Cemetery, is a cemetery in the Montparnasse quarter of Paris, in the city's 14th arrondissement... The cemetery is roughly 47 acres and is the second largest cemetery in Paris...The cemetery has over 35,000 graves and approximately a thousand people are buried here each year.The cemetery contains 35,000 plots and is the resting place to a variety of individuals including political figures, philosophers, artists, actors, and writers. Additionally, in the cemetery one can find a number of tombs commemorating those who died in the Franco-Prussian war during the siege of Paris (1870–1871) and the Paris Commune (1871).

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