The tomb of Irish writer Oscar Wilde is no longer a place to lay kisses.
The cleaned and renovated tomb, located in Paris, was unveiled Wednesday. A glass wall has been erected around the tomb in an effort to keep it in tip-top condition.
Wilde was imprisoned for homosexuality and lost his fame and reputation by the time he was released.
Ironically, he fell to a fate similar to one mentioned in his famous play The Importance of Being Earnest. The play's protagonist tells people that his brother died in Paris due to a chill. Wilde died in Paris -- broke and severely ill -- in 1900.
Here are photos of the renovated tomb.
The Oscar Wilde tomb is surrounded by a wall of glass to prevent future kisses. Reuters
Side view of renovated Oscar Wilde tomb. Reuters
A rose on a tree by the Oscar Wilde tomb, which has been renovated. Reuters
The renovated Oscar Wilde tomb, with a "before" photo next to it. Reuters
Oscar Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland, stands in front of his grandfather's renovated tomb in Paris. Reuters
Actor Rupert Everett, who starred in a film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play "The Importance of Being Earnest," stands in front of the writer's renovated tomb in Paris. Reuters