Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day



It's Valentines day today, I had some beautiful vintage images of lovers that I wanted to show you but because of my appalling (non existent) filing system of images stored on my computer I can't find them but this image did jump out at me.

I think this picture demonstrates the sometimes ethereal nature of romantic or unrequited love, of course this is Oscar Wilde's tomb in the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, complete with kisses, somewhere amongst the kisses was my kiss, I say was, it seems the oils from the lipstick marks were eroding the tomb, so they have had the tomb cleaned and a glass barrier erected round the tomb to stop future Wilde admirers blemishing the tomb with the imprints of their lips.

To quote Shakespeare "The course of true love never did run smooth"


Hoping all your days are filled with love
XXX

6 comments:

  1. I hope yours does too, Dash. :)

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  2. Best wishes Dash for a Happy Valentine's Day!
    Jeanne :)xx

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  3. Hope you have a most wonderful day!! Lovely photos as usual !!

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day Dash! I saw the Oscar Wilde grave at Pere Lachaise once again last summer. I just could not believe how many lipstick marks were on it--- and you were one of the "fans." ;-) I did not notice any glass enclosure yet so they must have put it up in the fall. I hope the weather is warming up a bit for you [and Crusoe] my friend! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. Have a wonderfully romantic St Valentine's, Dash! x

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  6. While I hope to be cremated, I would not mind one bit if my tombstone were kissed into oblivion.
    Happy Valentines day Dash.
    X David

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