Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Visit to the Master of the Macabre

Just wanted to share some photos from a visit to Edgar Allan Poe's house and grave, taken about three years ago.  We were driving from the Northeast down to Florida, and decided to stop here.  I must say, it was one of the highlights of that trip, especially for me, as I've always loved Poe's work.  These sites are definitely worth a visit for any Poe fan!

Gates to Westminster Burying Ground, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD.

Interior of the Westminster Burying Ground.  A wee bit spooky!

Westminster Hall.

Poe's resting site.  The ground actually slopes underneath, but I straightened this photo out.  This memorial stone is located just inside the gates to the cemetery.

Gift left by a fan on Poe's grave.

Plaque discussing Walt Whitman's attendance at Poe's funeral.

Poe's house, 203 Amity Street, Baltimore, MD.  Just a short walk away from Westminster Burying Ground.

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