Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Who knew Edward Gorey was here?

Job's all done, except for the pickup in the morning, so I did some sight-seeing...and found out Edward Gorey lived close by and his house is a museum. It's on a nice quiet little street in the middle of a nice quiet little neighborhood, and the man who greets you at the front door is so happy and chirpy, you know not to turn your back on him...

 Edward sees you in...
 ...shows you his coat..
 ...reveals all his toys...
 ...and some of his collections...bottle, glassware, off-beat items...

 ...and his tools of the trade...
 ..as well as the books they worked on...

 ...with special note of his famous Dracula sets, when Frank Langella did a sexy vamp back in the 70s...
 ...and a loop of the Mystery Theatre titles with its three hosts below...

 ...and Y is for Yorrick in the room...
...to wind up with the ivy-filled critter in the back yard...


The sad little Sherlock Holmes Museum in London could learn a thing or two about how to do it up right.

2 comments:

Michael Dodd said...

Marvelous!

JamTheCat said...

Thanks! I'm still fan boy-ing...