On the tracks of Lovecraft
Two months ago I traveled the East Coast and urged my family to visit Providence / Rhode Island as well. We just made a minor stop there but I tried to see as many sites as possible that are related to the famous horror-, fantasy- and science fiction-author Howard Philips Lovecraft. Due to the fact that we were there for only a night and half a day we just saw the Lovecraft Square, one of his former houses, some streets near Brown University and, of course, his grave a the Swanpoint Cemetery. Unfortunatley, I was not able to visit the Brown University Library in order to study the Lovecraft Collection. I hope that I will have a chance to get there later.
In the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Shop in the center of Providence I bought "The Annotated Lovecraft", a monumental tome with the most relevant stories by Lovecraft, completed by hundreds of interesting annotations explaining his inspirations, hidden connections and scientific or occult backgrounds. My salutations to the nice shop keeper - we talked a moment about living in Berlin and making music and it was so cool. Thanks!
(Note my Cthulhu-themed t-shirt by one of my favorite bands, the German independent gothic classic horror psycho chamber story-telling industrial rockers Janus)