As we observe August 16, the day Elvis Presley died, I thought highlighting the site of James V. Roy might be the best way this year to remember the life and times of “The King Of Rock And Roll”.
Graceland was not the huge mansion that many superstars would have lived in. But Elvis was always the simple country boy at heart, and so the tasteful, but smaller home in Memphis was perfect for his tastes and needs. The pictures below come from Roy’s site linked above, and when you are at his sight these pictures are much larger and easier to see.
I joined my friends Brad and his his life partner, Ayesha, for a long wonderful Elvis/Memphis weekend in the early 1990’s. There is nothing quite like going up to the doors of Graceland and entering into the home Elvis lived in. And might I add that the folks in Memphis have so many ways to please you, that you are bound to like one of them.
In the picture above to the left is the jet “Lisa Marie” that Elvis owned. In the center of the picture is Graceland. Elvis and his family are buried to the south of the house. (Again, on Roy’s site these pictures are so much larger, and therefore more detailed.)
This photo is Graceland looking east.
The is a picture of Graceland looking north.
And this is Graceland looking west.
And just to wet your taste for your own trip to Graceland, here is a picture of what if looks like soon after you enter the doors to Graceland. The piano room is in the back, and not far from where the picture was taken is the impressive staircase that leads upstairs to Elvis’ bedroom. As you can see the inside of Graceland is tasteful, but simple. (The ‘jungle room’ can rightfully be argued to be the exception.)