Review from Shana Nys Dambrot,
Arts Editor of LA Weekly


July 18, 2018 by Carolyn Campbell

Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris — Photo by Carolyn Campbell

Two French Landmarks Get Some Love From U.S. Fans

Shana Nys Dambrot | July 13, 2018 | 10:35am

Americans certainly aren’t the only ones with a bit of a thing for Paris. Benjamin Franklin was born there, and from their gift of the Statue of Liberty, to our gifts of the Lost Generation and Jerry Lewis, to their love of American pop art, and countless moments of literature, art, music and cinema — we seem to love it there as much as anyone (except maybe actual Parisians).

Saint-Germain-des-Près, Paris
Saint-Germain-des-Près, Paris
Photo © Agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier – .P Voisin

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Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map!


April 14, 2018 by Carolyn Campbell

As historic as the Broadway musical title,  Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map!, the printed map is perceived by many as an historic artifact of a bygone era. With the preponderance of digital navigational systems in our cars and GPS apps on our smartphones, the role of the classic mapmaker might seem outdated or unnecessary. I assure you, it is not!

In creating my own map of Père Lachaise Cemetery, I have come to admire the cartographers whose skills are still very much in demand from the National Geographic Society whose maps of scenic trails are invaluable to hikers to major tourist attractions who rely on skilled designers to create maps that oftentimes are deemed works of art. (more…)

Happy Valentine’s Day to all Taphophiles


February 14, 2018 by Carolyn Campbell

For cemetery lovers everywhere – a special Valentine’s Day offer from City of Immortals– the full color, fold-out Père Lachaise Cemetery map for only $9.95.

Folded map inside

Folded map front