Russian Orthodox Cemetery
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois


The final resting place of the famed dancer and choreographer resembles a "traveling trunk" draped with a fringed kilim rug.  The rug is actually crafted with bronze fringe and small glass mosaics, an homage to Nureyev's Bashkir heritage.  Click here to see the close-up details of the rug's artistry in my previous post.


It is worth the short train ride to the southern suburbs (only 14.6 miles from the center of Paris) to see this lovely and unusual cemetery.



Rudolph Nureyev (1938-1993)
Russian Orthodox Cemetery
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois

I am joining Julie's Taphophile Tragics.
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