02 September 2008

WW - Oscar Wilde's grave

Oscar Wilde's grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

60 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Wow. I never imagined this, yet I can't imagine a different grave for that brilliant man.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

@_@ That's a lot of kiss marks on that statue!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

That's weird.

Nunyaa said...

I would of guessed and wrongly so, that this was a statue from the terracotta army, how uneducated is that :)

Anonymous said...

What would oscar think of this, I wonder.

Indrani said...

Great Man!
Those are real lip marks or somebody painted them?? Not sure whether to appreciate or not.

Thanks for the glimpse!

Mojo said...

You could've snuck that one into Ruby Tuesday as well!
Interesting shot for sure!

Anonymous said...

Super shot! This is a beautiful cemetery that I would love to visit one day :)

Happy WW :)

My WW entries for today are at:

Pastyme With Good Companye

The Paranormal Blog

Nuttin' But

Please stop by if you have a moment :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Juliana RW said...

omg...why there are lipstick everywhere..LOL

thanks drop at my ww post

eastcoastlife said...

Ladies actually kiss it!? o.O

jams o donnell said...

And a lot more men I daresay eastcoastlife!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

hmmm what year was he buried and his heritage---well I can look that up --but I was just wondering if that was influencing on the choice

Anonymous said...

lots and lots of kisses!

Jim said...

Hi Jams, this is a nice post. Of course I couldn't let it go without checking the cemetery and his grave (On-line).
No, I haven't been in this cemetery but have walked right by it.
"Find A Grave" tells why he is burried there and shows the whole tombstone.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1102
Happy WW!
..

Anonymous said...

Who gave those kisses? Wondering if the color of the lipstick fits my lips.

:-p

Great picture!

Anonymous said...

oh my...so what is the story behind all these kisses?

Strider said...

Great capture Jams! Oscar must have been so loved to get so many kisses.lol!

Hapyy WW!

maiylah said...

wow ... look at all the kiss marks! :)

Gabriel said...

Very interesting picture, Jams.

Chrisbookarama said...

Oh wow! I just loved The Picture of Dorian Gray.

There's a photo of Wilde looking very dapper. His stone really suits him.

? said...

extravagant, too many kisses but good.

Sean Jeating said...

Ah, Jams, this heightens my wish to once ramble along this very cemetery, before taking a dwelling six feet under, myself.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. Sean it is so worth the visit

CK Ng said...

So many kiss marks there! Happy WW! :)

Colin Campbell said...

I have visited a few times. Each time there are different graves worth seeing.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hmmmmmm, still to this day, lots of fans/admirers!

Happy early W W

stan said...

Are they for real??!!
THat gives me a great idea to decorate my own grave! lol.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's amazing and very appropriate.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I adore Oscar Wilde, but had never seen this wonderful image till your post. I agree with many - what could possibly symbolize Oscar Wilde more than those kisses bestowed all over that face? The only thing worse than having lipstick all over one's memorial is not having any at all.

threesidesofcrazy said...

WOW - what a strong draw he still has!

Princess said...

It looks like she's about to kiss him! Something I learned from you today.

etteY said...

stunning photo! Jams ^_~

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.... The Hollywood Cemetery has to replace the marble plaque on Rudolph Valentino's grave periodically because the lipstick causes the marble to deteriorate. Looks like they might have a similar problem there.

chartao said...

very interesting..

happy WW!

Amazing Gracie said...

Is it Egyptian or Asian? I am going to check out the website that someone left...Grave sites really intrigue me, unless it's mine.
~~~Blessings~~~

Anonymous said...

Very interesting... very different.

Anonymous said...

That's very touching.

Jan Parrish said...

LOl. Very unusual.

Amila Suwa said...

Cool capture!
I like this.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Anonymous said...

this is quite interesting!

lareine said...

great grave marker for a great person... although the end of his career was a bit tragic... very interesting photo, especially with the kiss marks :)

Le Butterfly said...

You visit the most interesting places.

Rhonda Gales said...

Somebody was loved, at least it looks it from all of the kiss marks.

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of lipstick marks..hehe.. one can see it is the grave of a great man ;) Excellent shot.

Randi said...

Wow, that's an adorable face and very interesting!

Gattina said...

That's typical for père Lachaise cemetary, lol ! When I was there young druggies had put joints and syrenges on Jim Morrison's grave, now there are guardians and a fence around !

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone... The graffiti on Oscar's memorial is of a higher standard. When I was there, the only guardian was a ginger and white cat who enjoyed all the attention given!

The Lone Beader® said...

Been there! :D

Anonymous said...

How fascinating that people feel the need to kiss a grave.

Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Happy WW! Very unique photo...

Thanx for your earlier visit! I invite your blog readers to see where Sarah Palin was working less than two years ago on my WW-post this week...

peace, Villager

Lori said...

Are those lipstick kisses all over the face? How funny. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

Jientje said...

This indeed, does not need words.
Not to me anyway!

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

How strange...but then, considering the man, perhaps not. Happy WW...

CherryPie said...

Great photo as usual :-)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Everybody's Wilde for Oscar!

jams o donnell said...

Haha they certainly are EWBL!