Walk among the graves of celebrities
People come to their graves year after year, sometimes they perform some mysterious rituals there, sometimes they cover tombstones with strange inscriptions and simply worship their idols. Some fans are so aggressive in manifesting their love that cemeteries have to go to all sorts of tricks to protect the graves of celebrities.
Oscar Wilde, Paris
Oscar Wilde has been dead for more than a hundred years, but people still come to meet him at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Wilde died in poverty, and after his death became one of the favorite writers of mankind. His gravestone was covered with thousands of kisses until the cemetery’s management decided to glaze it.
Bruce and Brandon Lee, Seattle
Bruce Lee is buried next to his son Brandon at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington. The double memorial consists of two tombstones, a bench and many small things left by fans. On the grave constantly have to sow grass, because visitors trample it very quickly
Princess Diana, Northamptonshire
After the death of Princess Diana rules a small secluded island on the estate of Althorp in Northamptonshire, England. The name DIANA is engraved in large letters on the memorial, many people come to this grave every year. Everyone can walk up to the tomb of the princess, but no one is allowed to roam her island.
Mark Twain, Elmira
Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, receives from two to three thousand visitors a year in Elmira, New York. He is buried in the Woodloun Cemetery is a great place steeped in history. Many visitors leave cigar offerings on his grave. And on the writer's birthday, it is customary to leave a penny at the headstone as a mark of respect.
The king of rock and roll is buried in the estate of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee. The grave is located in a beautiful garden, open to visitors all year round. Approach the burial can only be the birthday of Elvis - the eighth of January. Every year on this day more than half a million people go to Graceland.
Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood
Marilyn Monroe is buried alongside other celebrities at the Hollywood Memorial Park Westwood Village.Marilyn is one of the most popular women in the cemetery, so she dictates prices. The crypt near it was sold for 4.6 million dollars.
Jim Morrison, Paris
Pere Lachaise Cemetery, where Jim Morrison is buried, is one of the most popular tourist routes in Paris. The tombstone of his grave had to be replaced more than once due to theft or vandalism. In the 70s Paris installed a gravestone on his grave, but it was soon stolen. After that, a bust was made, but the sculpture also had to be removed, it was damaged by vandals. Today, a gravestone was installed on the grave again and a guard was set up. There are always flowers, pictures, empty liquor bottles and other offerings on the grave. People come here daily.
James Joyce, Zurich
The grave of the Irish writer James Joyce is also incredibly popular. The memorial is surrounded by a neat hedge, a statue stands on the grave and several sayings of Joyce are carved out. He is buried away from his native Ireland, at the Fluntern cemetery in Zurich, Switzerland. After the funeral, his wife tried to take away and re-bury the body in Ireland, but the authorities refused. The statue has an incredible similarity with the writer, and this is a bit creepy.
To visit the grave of William Shakespeare, you must go to the county of Warwickshire in England. The poet is buried in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford. He died in 1616, but people still come to his grave to put flowers. In the church, you can also see a full-color bust of Shakespeare, it was in this church that he was baptized. There you can go to the burial.
Frank Sinatra, Palm Springs
The grave of Frank Sinatra on several tourist sites is noted as a popular attraction. The musician is buried in Memorial Park in Palm Springs, California. The inscription on his gravestone reads: all the best lies ahead. Sinatra was buried with a bottle of "Jack Daniels" and a pack of "Camel". Some fans consider it his duty to bring him another bottle of his favorite drink and a pack of cigarettes.