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Inside Michael Jackson's house

Last updated on: July 6, 2009 

Inside Michael Jackson's house

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In what could be called as an overnight transformation, Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch has been restored to its former glory, thanks to his brother Jermaine's efforts. Here's a tour.

Text: ANI


Image: A general view of the train station at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California
Photographs: Phil Klein/Reuters
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It is believed that the 2,500-acre estate, which used to be the late King of Pop's spiritual home, could even become an MJ Disneyland for his adoring fans.


Image: A general view of the kitchen in the main house that was once used by Michael Jackson
Photographs: Phil Klein/Reuters
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Although much of the furniture at the Peter Pan fantasy world had already been stripped out to help pay his debts, areas such as the huge cinema where he watched endless Disney cartoons, have remained untouched.


Image: A general view of the main living room
Photographs: Phil Klein/Reuters
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A replica of the famous Disneyland train station, which youngsters used for the ride to Jackson's personal theme park, also still stands.


Image: A general view of the master bathroom used by Michael Jackson in the main house
Photographs: Phil Klein/Reuters
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And now, in a bid to make it the King Of Pop's final resting place, Jackson family has ordered cleaners, decorators and handymen to bring back the lost glory to the 60 million pounds property.


Image: A general view of a pond next to the main house
Photographs: Phil Klein/Reuters
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'This is his creation. This is his wonder and his joy, his happiness, his peace. And I feel him everywhere. It's like he's never left,' the Daily Star quoted Jermaine, 54, as saying.


Image: The platform on the oak tree where Jackson would sit in to write his songs is pictured next to his main house
Photographs: Phil Klein/Reuters
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The superstar quit the California ranch in 2005 after his child molestation trial, and the site quickly fell into disrepair after Jackson was unable to pay the staff.


Image: A spiral staircase leads to a loft and overlooks a room in the train station
Photographs: Phil Klein/Reuters
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But since his death, fans have flocked to its gates, covering them in flowers, photographs and notes. California officials are standing firm that Jackson must be buried in a real cemetery.


Image: A general view of a swimming pool
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However, Jackson fans are pleading for an exemption to allow the ranch to become a shrine like the one created for Elvis Presley in Graceland, Tennessee.


Image: A general view of the train station
Photographs: Phil Klein/Reuters
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