Saturday, March 12, 2011

Paris: Pere Lachaise

When we went to Paris, my cousin said that she wanted to see Pere Lachaise. I said I didn't know what that is but I wanted to see the graveyard where they buried Jim Morrison. Sigh.

Much like the Rakowicki graveyard in Krakow, Pere Lachaise was THE place to be buried. The list of VIPs is pretty impressive. It looked very pretty when we were there - it must've been late autumn by then, but a lot of the leaves were still on the trees.

Jim Morrison's Grave

Wow, that was underwhelming.

Oscar Wilde's grave was more interesting. Besides being a bizarre modernist looking sculpture, it is covered in lipstick. Apparently, people mark it with kisses as a sign of respect.

The statue originally had a wang, but that disappeared. To lose one testicle may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

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