A pleurant statue in Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris. Pleurant (French) or "weeper" statues represent the eternal grief at the loss of a loved one. I have long been fascinated by the depth and detail that goes into cemetery statuary.
A visit to Bellefontaine Cemetery would not be complete, too, without a glance at the very spooky figure that looks over the David R. Francis tomb and family plot. Today the dim light completely hid the face