|Subject: Planning holidays around famous people|
I've been reading the exchange about meeting famous people and
started thinking about visiting places where they lived and died.
Consider Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Haworth for the Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy country, Oak Park for Frank Lloyd Wright's house and Hemingway's birthplace, Hemingway's house in Key West, Daphne Du Maurier's Cornwall, Highgate Cemetery. Even a tour of the Hollywood Hills would be fun. There must be millions of reasons to visit a place because someone famous lived/died there. Many tours are planned around these themes right back to ancient times.
Have Ziners planned trips around this theme? Self-guided tours?
Accompanied tours? Good ones? Bad ones? Memorable ones? Unexpected surprises? Recommendations?
I remember a tour of London that took me to the site of William Wallace's (Braveheart) execution and the spot took on a whole new meaning for me. And, of course, Place Concorde in Paris, as the preferred site for the guillotine during the French Revolution, presents an interesting contrast between then and now. I'm looking forward to a trip, one day, to the World War I sites in northern France.
Lucy in Toronto