This is the grave of Sergei Diaghilev, at the San Michele Cemetery in Venice, Italy.   Founder of the Ballet Russes, it’s not unusual, apparently, to see toe shoes left hereImage.  He died in Venice in 1929 (and if you’d like to read more about him, there’s a nice Wikipedia article here).  I took this photo last Spring (2011).

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