and to Edgar Allan Poe for the creepy quotes.
|I became insane, |
with long intervals
of horrible sanity.
|Those who dream by day are |
cognizant of many things
which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. We will visit his cottage to celebrate a sketching Halloween.
|All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.|
The Poe Cottage Built was built in 1812. and now it’s the only house left from the old village of Fordham. Opened in 1902, the park was named after famous American poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), who rented the white farmhouse for $100 a year from 1846 to 1849. It was here Poe wrote “The Bells,” “Eureka,” and “Annabel Lee.” His wife Virginia later died from consumption in the cottage.
For details about the cottage and the park check out this video
When: Start time is 10 AM or whenever you arrive.
Where: The Poe Cottage at: 2640 Grand Concourse at East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY
Lunch: 12:00, We'll either dine al fresco or we'll go to 301 Cafe, 301 E Kingsbridge Rd. They are known for their Health Food. The choice will be weather related.
Afternoon: Back to the park for more sketching
Show and Tell: 3:00 PM for the Social part of Urban Sketching. It's a short walk to Corky’s Restaurant (Diner) 2537 Grand Concourse where we will share drawings, good stories and and a snack or refreshments if you're so inclined.
- Take the D train to Kingsbridge Road in The Bronx. Poe Park is right outside the station.
- Take the train 4 to Kingsbridge Road in The Bronx. Walk east to Grand Concourse. The cottage is located across the boulevard, on the right.
- Use Bronx bus lines #1, #2, #9, #22, #28, #34, and MTA express bus BxM #4 from Manhattan.
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If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.