THE TREE AT JIM MORRISON’S GRAVE

 

THE ETERNAL CELEBRATION IN LE CIMETIÈRE DU PÈRE LACHAISE

 

When I first visited Morrison’s gravesite in 1991 there was graffiti all over the surrounding graves and even on the monuments on the paths leading to the grave. That has, over the years, been cleaned up, and it seems that people are being more respectful of the neighbouring graves. But the tree that stands almost in front of his grave has not fared as well…

000 Morrison Tree 1The graffiti covered tree at Jim Morrison’s grave in Le cimetière du Père Lachaise.


000 Morrison Tree 2A detailed close up of the graffiti on the tree.


000 Morrison Tree 3A detailed close up of the graffiti on the tree.


000 Morrison Tree 4A detailed close up of the graffiti on the tree.


000 Morrison Tree 5A detailed close up of the graffiti on the tree.


000 Morrison Tree 6A detailed close up of the graffiti on the tree.


All photos taken in Paris in May 2011


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3 thoughts on “THE TREE AT JIM MORRISON’S GRAVE

  1. When I visited in September, the tree had been wrapped with a sort of bamboo-like covering — it didn’t stop people though — they still stuck their gum on it, inserted flowers, and wrote on it. I wonder how long it will last. I agree with you that graffiti can be a very important art form, but there’s a time and a place. I personally didn’t appreciate the graffiti on this living tree, anymore than I do the locks on the bridges. I wish people could just enjoy things without feeling like they need to “leave their mark.”

  2. Tamara

    What a beautiful monument – the tree – very strong…….

    • As one who normally supports graffiti as an art form I find though that what has been done to this poor tree is simply pathetic. This has nothing to do with art. Write a message on a card and leave it at the grave. There is no excuse for writing all over other people’s graves or this poor tree. It may look cool, but in my opinion it is disrespectful and disgusting…

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