Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Paris-Pere Lachaise Cemetery-again

We found this grave and thought it was pretty interesting. So, later in the week we looked him up online and discovered that he was a balloonist who had, in his day, the world record for distance ballooning-from Copenhagen to Roskilde, Denmark. He also invented a better magic lantern and was famous for his magic lantern shows. He was not satisfied with his performance unless the whole audience was terrified.

You find the most interesting things at Pere Lachaise.


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