Visits To Famous Graves

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Visits To Famous Graves
« on: February 24, 2018, 05:49:19 PM »
Ok, I know this is probably a strange subject but I was just wondering if anyone here has purposefully gone to visit the graves of anyone famous that they admired or just had an interest in?

During a visit to Washington DC years ago I went to Arlington Cemetery to visit the grave of JFK. It was very strange to be there and see the grave, with the eternal flame burning.  Also, in 2012 I went to visit Marilyn Monroe's grave in Westwood Cemetery. There are graves of various other famous people there, which I saw, but it was Marilyn's I especially wanted to see as I've always been a fan of hers, as well as Jack Lemmon, who has engraved on his tomb stone "Jack Lemmon - In", which I thought was quite funny That's all it said, "In"!  Also a couple of years ago in Rome I visited the graves of poets Keats and Shelley at the Protestant Cemetary. Very humble looking gravestones for such icons of literature!

I don't generally go to visit famous peoples' grave unless it's of someone I've always particularly liked/admired. I would like to go to the Pere Lachaise Cemetary in Paris purely to see Oscar Wilde's grave as I've always adored his work, I'm a long time fan.  Also I'm going to Monaco next month and plan to visit Princess Grace's grave in St Nicholas Cathedral. Grace Kelly has always been one of my favourite actresses and I've always been fascinated with her life. Also in Rome I went to Vatican City and visited the graves of all the Popes in the "grottos" under St Peter's Basilica, which was quite a strange, surreal experience (and I'm not even a religious person) and in the wonderful Santa Croce Cathederal in Florence I saw the graves of Michelangelo and Galileo amongst other amazing historical people. The tombs in that church are quite awe inspiring, believe me!

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 05:53:51 PM »
I am in the words of The Nolans in the mood for dancing - so I might head down to the grave of Maggie Thatcher....

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 06:08:50 PM »
I am in the words of The Nolans in the mood for dancing - so I might head down to the grave of Maggie Thatcher....

Lol. I drove by Jimmy Savile's former Glencoe cottage on a road-trip in Scotland a few years' ago. I didn't plan to, but it is on the main road from Glasgow to Fort William.

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 06:08:54 PM »
I am in the words of The Nolans in the mood for dancing - so I might head down to the grave of Maggie Thatcher....

Hmm, now imagine if a certain other world leader was dead and you said that about doing that to their grave?! There'd be outrage, lol! Anyway, I'm sure there have been quite a few people having a party around Thatcher's grave, or wanting to, anyway! I'm not sure I've ever visited the grave of someone I don't like but then, I guess - why not?! Where is Josef Stalin buried? Lol. :)

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 06:10:04 PM »
I am in the words of The Nolans in the mood for dancing - so I might head down to the grave of Maggie Thatcher....

Lol. I drove by Jimmy Savile's former Glencoe cottage on a road-trip in Scotland a few years' ago. I didn't plan to, but it is on the main road from Glasgow to Fort William.

I'd happily go there with a couple of buckets of manure to empty on the place!

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 06:26:27 PM »
Writer Samuel Beckett's grave is in Montparnasse in Paris. I've never visited it, but on a trivia note, I grew up barely a mile or so from his childhood home in Dublin.

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 06:35:45 PM »
I am in the words of The Nolans in the mood for dancing - so I might head down to the grave of Maggie Thatcher....

Hmm, now imagine if a certain other world leader was dead and you said that about doing that to their grave?! There'd be outrage, lol! Anyway, I'm sure there have been quite a few people having a party around Thatcher's grave, or wanting to, anyway! I'm not sure I've ever visited the grave of someone I don't like but then, I guess - why not?! Where is Josef Stalin buried? Lol. :)

I do wonder if there was actually more hatred towards Thatcher in the 80s than there is towards Trump now - I think Brits do hatred better than Americans, which is probably not a good thing about us. 

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 02:24:24 PM »
I didnít quite understand the vitriol towards thatcher - she took a lot of anger that canít be explained as anti-conservative (Major, Cameron and May) have not received it, nor misogynist - May hasnít received it.


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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 02:26:10 PM »
Ok visits to famous graves- Iíve been to:
JFK
Lenin
Pharaoh Ramses
The pyramids and valley of Kings
Louis XIV
Dachau - famous grave of a different kind




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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 04:57:00 PM »
I didnít quite understand the vitriol towards thatcher - she took a lot of anger that canít be explained as anti-conservative (Major, Cameron and May) have not received it, nor misogynist - May hasnít received it.


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A lot of it goes back to her treatment of the miners and the perception that she didn't care about anyone outside of South East England.

I do think the hatred of her from Irish nationalists is somewhat over the top, given that in fact it was another Tory, Ted Heath, that was in charge during Bloody Sunday.

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2018, 07:22:15 PM »
I've been to JFK's grave. That's about it for famous dead people.

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 05:52:45 PM »
Famous death sites:
location of the JFK assassination in Dallas, TX
Amy Winehouse's house in Camden where she passed
Marx's tomb in Highgate Cemetery London
Jim Morrison's tomb in Paris
Dachau was mentioned above already and i was tripped out be visiting there 18 years ago and seeing the sign that said 'here lies the grave of a thousand unknown men'.
I guess the Taj Mahal is the most famous tomb in the world and i saw that last year.

Not a death site, but i did see where the Dali Lama currently lives in Northern India in the Himalayas.  That was pretty special to see.

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2018, 12:42:18 PM »
Hmm...
JFK
Pres. Grant
Pres. Andrew Jackson
Elvis
Pres. Ronald Reagan
W.B. Yeats
Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Chris Cornell, Johnny Ramone, Mel Blanc, Estelle Getty)
Oranienburg concentration camp
One of these days I have to drive up north a little bit and visit Jayne Mansfield's.
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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2018, 12:45:00 PM »
Hmm...
JFK
Pres. Grant
Pres. Andrew Jackson
Elvis
Pres. Ronald Reagan
W.B. Yeats
Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Chris Cornell, Johnny Ramone, Mel Blanc, Estelle Getty)
Oranienburg concentration camp
One of these days I have to drive up north a little bit and visit Jayne Mansfield's.
Jayne Mansfield...isn't she the one who had the terrible car accident and was basically decapitated?

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Re: Visits To Famous Graves
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 02:10:40 PM »
I have been to some famous graves:

Czar Alexander II
Pharaoh Ramses II
Che Guevara
Chairman Mao
Dachau
JFK
George Washington
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