Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In Honor of Poe

It has been a long time since I last updated this blog, but I hope to soon rectify this situation. In the meantime, here are a few pictures from my recent visit to Stoke Newington, the locale for Edgar Allan Poe's childhood educational institution, the Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House School. As noted in a prior post, the school was torn down years ago, but the memory of Poe has not disappeared from the place.  There is a wonderful bust of the Father of the Macabre and two plaques commemorating him adorning the front of The Fox Reformed, a pub located on Stoke Newington Church Street. If you ever plan to visit, I recommend also stopping by Abney Park Cemetery.  There is a fantastic church located at the center of the park (actually one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries) that is well worth the visit.  A picture is included at the end of the post.

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