Feature and Follow Friday
This week's topic:
Snap it Time! A picture is worth a thousand words. Anything and anything. Just give us a pic.
Well who can pick just one? However, I did limit my photos to my most recent trip to France and to my most favorite district: Montmartre and the resting place of my kindred spirit: Père Lachaise Cemetery, but then I couldn't resist to throw in a few of the catacombs as well. Enjoy!
Père Lachaise Cemetery
(image from tripadvisor.com)
For reasons that are completely unknown to me visitors cover the monument in kisses. The first time I visited it must have just been cleaned as none were visible. It was much more peaceful that way. I love Oscar Wilde I don't understand the kisses, but now the monument is encased in glass (pic on left). So true fans cannot put their hand near their Oscar anymore.
The inscription from Oscar's Tomb from Wilde’s Ballad of Reading Gaol: ”And alien tears will fill for him/Pity’s long-broken urn,/For his mourners will be outcast men,/And outcasts always mourn.” When I visited the first time I immediately sobbed as I was and had always been an outcast and somehow Oscar had known all along. It was so incredibly moving and something I will never forget.
Jim Morrison is the one of the other famous residents whose graves must be protected from the vandalizing homage of "fans".