13 September 2014

Cimetière de Passy #1: Gordon Bennett

James Gordon Bennett junior (1841–1918) published the New York Herald, which was founded by his father. His sometimes wholly unacceptable behavior probably led to the phrase 'Gordon Bennett' (now outdated) being used as an expression of disbelief. Bennett spent much of his time in London and Paris.

Oddly, the small chapel in the cimetière de Passy doesn't bear his name, and the only thing of note (apart from the owl above the doorway) is the window with this representation of a ship:

Below is a link to an earlier post I made on graves in Passy:

Passy graves

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