Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy 203rd Edgar Allan Poe!

Famed poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe turns 203 today. 

Born in 1809, he is responsible for the great works such as "The Raven," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Bells," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Masque of the Red Death."

I  had the opportunity to visit Poe's grave, and the cemetery where he is buried in Baltimore, MD in 2011.  Easily one of the cooler sites I have visted.  The legend and lore of it all helps up the "coolness" factor.

Perhaps the "Poe Toaster" will have made a "re-appearance" this year, as he has not been seen since 2009.  I can't wait to see if he does.  For 60 years he would sneak into the graveyard in the early hours and leave 3 roses, and a partial bottle of congnac.  He would then disappear into the night, his identity known to no one. 

Here's some pics I took.

And just for humor's sake:

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