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Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise ~ where the IN crowd is buried

Excuse me? Do you know where Jim is? That is the question asked over and over every day here at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Tucked in for his forever sleep, nestled between famous opera singers, French, Irish and American writers and  poets, dancers and plenty of other Tom, Dicks and Harry’s, lies Jim.  Jim Morrison~ THE Lizard King. I had been making my way here for about 24 years and I have finally arrived. It was very cool and without a doubt my fire was lit. What blew my mind however was how flippin’ old and gorgeous and mossy and amazing the other final resting spots were. I adore graveyards and there was much to love here.

 

This is the end

Beautiful friend

This is the end

My only friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end

Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes…again
Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need…of some…stranger’s hand
In a…desperate land
Lost in a Roman…wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah
There’s danger on the edge of town
Ride the King’s highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake…he’s old, and his skin is cold
The west is the best
The west is the best
Get here, and we’ll do the rest
The blue bus is callin’ us
The blue bus is callin’ us
Driver, where you taken’ us
The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall
He went into the room where his sister lived, and…then he
Paid a visit to his brother, and then he
He walked on down the hall, and
And he came to a door…and he looked inside
Father, yes son, I want to kill you
Mother…I want to…WAAAAAA
C’mon baby,——— No “take a chance with us”
C’mon baby, take a chance with us
C’mon baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin’ a blue rock
On a blue bus
Doin’ a blue rock
C’mon, yeah
Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill
This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
It hurts to set you free
But you’ll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die
This is the end~

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  1. Hands down favourite site in Paris. We spent four hours there and it is the one and only place we all agree on to re-visit when the time comes. Awesome post, beautiful photos! (As always!!!) Mwah!

  2. Powerful and beautiful. Yet also I can feel the quiet. What amazingly mystical moments those must’ve been, wandering and capturing these awesome photos. I especially love the very mossy gravesite with the cross. This is a nice homage to Jim Morrison. So glad you made it, and shared it here! 🙂

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