The Chairfather: Père Lachaise Part I
On your way to our next hosts, let's glance ahead to our left for an unusual creation.
This odd monument is a cenotaph, meaning a monument in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere. It reminds me of an empty parking space. This seems appropriate, because it honors car manufacturer Ettore Bugatti. His fate was similar to that of American auto builder Tucker, who created some of the most innovative, sophisticated and luxurious vehicles of their time. Sales weren't enough to sustain the company, which folded, leaving the market to competitors with mass produced affordable cars. Bugatti drove off into the sunset in Alsace.
Keep walking straight on Avenue Pacthod. Our next three hosts are bunched quite close together, so be prepared to follow the directions in rapidfire fashion.