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 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!

Sue 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

Picturing of Life 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

Write at Home Mom 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!
..

Mama with Marriage Tips said...

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

:-p

Great picture!

ces 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.

Chris 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.

Red Eyes of Fire 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-II 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

sho said...

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

Carver said...

Wow, that's amazing and very appropriate.

Julia 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.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ 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 ^_~

Randall 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.

Leonard 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~~~

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Very interesting... very different.

The Right Blue said...

That's very touching.

Jan Parrish said...

LOl. Very unusual.

Gallicissa said...

Cool capture!
I like this.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

elaiplane 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 :)

Simone said...

You visit the most interesting places.

rmgales said...

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

The Urban Buddha 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

Vixen said...

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

Thank you for sharing.

Villager 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!

Jeanette said...

Very cool!

June 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!