Friday 27 September 2013

Tomb raider: Man Spends $65,000 on Macabre World Tour of Celebrity Graves

Mark with the grave of Bruce Lee Acclaimed martial artist, actor and icon buried with his son Brandon at Lake View cemetery

Most people's holiday snaps involve colourful scenery, famous landmarks and smiling tourists.
But not if your morbid Mark Dabbs, his ideal holiday snap involves him standing alongside the tombstones of some of the world's most famous late greats.
In fact, the 38-year-old is so interested in the final resting places of the rich and famous, that he has spent more than £40,000 touring the world to visit as many of them as possible.

From the Seattle grave of the kung-fu legend Bruce Lee to Russian Marxist Leon Trotsky's shrine in Mexico City, Mr Dabbs has trekked across continents to search out cemeteries.
It all began at the age of 18, when he visited the final resting place of John F Kennedy in Virginia, USA.
Since then the staff nurse has dragged his siblings and even a string of girlfriends on his odysseys to seek out star-studded graveyards.
But while some may think his hobby bizarre and find his endless tomb snaps boring, the staff nurse can't think of any better way to spend his summer holidays.

Mr Dabbs with Charlie Chaplin grave
Mark Dabbs has had his picture taken with over 200 celebrity graves around the world, but ranks those of Bruce Lee, Leon Trotski and John F. Kennedy as the top three on his list. He’s also visited the final resting places of Wild West legends Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane, Charlie Chaplin’s grave in Switzerland, and those of Beethoven, Karl Marx and Johnny Ramone, among others. He’s now trying to locate the graves of all US Presidents and British Prime-Ministers, so he can add them on his list.
Mark with the grave of Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky

Via: Daily Mail

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