gorey: "that i don't have one"
Saying that Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was multi-talented is an understatement. He was an author, illustrator, playwright, set and costume designer, and quite a private man. If you find yourself on Cape Cod this summer, I highly recommend you visit the Edward Gorey House located at 8 Strawberry Lane in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts . It is the actual house that Edward Gorey and his feline companions lived in until his death, eight years ago today.
It was a wet, rainy day as I was leaving the Cape a couple of weeks ago, and the weather actually seemed quite appropriate to stop and take a few pictures of Edward Gorey House to share with you. The house is located off of (and visible from) scenic Rt. 6A/Old King's Highway.
I planned to take just a couple of outdoor photos, but was invited inside to see the new children's book exhibit being set up for the season (opening day is Thursday, April 17th and all days/hours of operation are listed on their website). So if you're in the area, by all means check it out. You won't be disappointed. And if you aren't lucky enough to be in the vicinity, you can still "shop the store" on their website! I've thoroughly enjoyed the small sampling of Gorey books that I own. I may browse the store myself to see if I can add one or two more (in particular, Elephant House by Kevin McDermott, a photographic journey through the house), or some notecards, or perhaps a t-shirt, or a bookmark.. or tote... or... or... or :)