Bob Marley’s Mausoleum, Jamaica

In the hills of central Jamaica is the tiny village of Nine Mile. At first glance, this unremarkable hamlet holds little to interest your average tourist.

Until you realise it is both the birthplace and final resting place of one of Jamaica’s most famous sons, Bob Marley.

The path up to Bob Marley's birthplace and mausoleum

The path up to Bob Marley’s birthplace and mausoleum

Bob Marley's birthplace (foreground) and resting place (behind)

Bob Marley’s birthplace (foreground) and resting place (behind)

In 1945, Robert Nesta Marley was born in a small, two room stone house in Nine Mile.

Bob Marley's birthplace

Bob Marley’s birthplace

On Bob Marley's actual 'Single Bed', immortalised in the song Is This Love !!

On Bob Marley’s actual ‘Single Bed’, immortalised in the song Is This Love !!

During his all-too-brief 36 years, Bob Marley became a musical giant and a peace activist recognised through the world.

Part of the museum in Nine Mile

Part of the museum in Nine Mile

In 1981, he was laid to rest in a mausoleum just yards away from the house where he was born, beside his brother and mother.

Sue outside the mausoleum

Sue outside the mausoleum

Bob Marley's tomb, through his mausoleum's windows

Bob Marley’s tomb, through his mausoleum’s windows

Over 30 years later, fans continue to flock to Nine Mile in their thousands, to pay their respects to the man who wrote One Love! One Heart! Let’s get together and feel all right.

Musicians in Nine Mile, performing One Love

Musicians in Nine Mile, performing One Love

I couldn’t have put it better myself, Bob.

The stone where Bob Marley is to have rested his head to gain inspiration

The stone where Bob Marley is to have rested his head to gain inspiration

This post was inspired by this week’s photo challenge of One Love from Anne of The Daily Post.

Bob Marley's house in Kingston, Jamaica, is a little bigger than the one he grew up in!

Bob Marley’s house in Kingston, Jamaica, is a little bigger than the one he grew up in!

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13 Responses to Bob Marley’s Mausoleum, Jamaica

  1. sonyavdg says:

    Perfect for the theme 🙂

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  3. Anabel Marsh says:

    Fascinating, I always forget how young he was when he died and how long ago it was. I suppose because his music is still listened too so much he still seems to be around.

  4. I. Greenwald says:

    Great photos. Simple, colorful and beautiful. Thank you for the tour.

  5. ventisqueras says:

    grazie per questo bellissimo omaggio al grande Bob Marley!

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