Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Ah, the French! Paris diary: entry #2

The French are bastards, some of them literally:

Yes, this is an actual mausoleum found in Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, final resting place of many famous historical figures, including Gertrude Stein, Frédéric Chopin, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Jacques Louis David, and of course, Jim Morrison.

The Lizard King's grave is the only one that needs a security gate and full-time gendarme.

Morrison's epitaph reads: "Kata ton daimona eaytoy," which has been translated from the Greek variously as "True to his own spirit" and "He did his own thing."

(Photos by MsAPhillips)


Blogger MsHellion said...

Man, I'd have a blast at the Bastard family reunion. Having taken French for 5 years, I can also put the proper French spin on the pronunciation. Such fun.

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