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Jim Morrison, Pere Lachaise, Paris

Jim Morrison
© 1993 A. Slack

An American in Paris

One thing that immediately struck me about Pere Lachaise is the amount of graffiti – I have visited many cemeteries over the years, and although people often leave flowers and little paper messages at many famous graves, it is very rare to find them defaced.

Definitely the most shocking was that of Jim Morrison, where the graffiti covers not only his monument, but all the neighbouring graves as well. Are the perpetrators not aware of the disrespect they are showing the other deceased and the distress this must cause their living loved ones?
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