I am back from a busy but rewarding time lecturing at Brown University. The highlight of my week was my tour of Lovecraftian sites in Providence. I've uploaded my photos, including the following:
The H.P. Lovecraft Memorial Plaque at Brown University
The churchyard of St. John's Episcopal Church
"The Shunned House"
View all of my pictures of Lovecraftian Providence here.
"Old Providence! It was this place and the mysterious forces of its long, continuous history which had brought him into being, and which had drawn him back toward marvels and secrets whose boundaries no prophet might fix. Here lay the arcana, wondrous or dreadful as the case might be, for which all his years of travel and application had been preparing him."
- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"