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emperor norton's grave

Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.


It's quite a journey to get to the emperors grave, but he deserves to be paid respect. I also took a picture of the gravestone of his wife.


Norton was a great creative soul, his story delights me in spite of the tragedy, because of him wanting to live life different from everybody else's, and for the fact that the San Franciscans of the 19th century loved him, accepted his quirkiness, his wisdom and his money.

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Taken on February 3, 2004