Edward Lear's Grave in Sanremo, Italy

Renowned as the author who wrote "A Book of the Nonsense" and who popularized limericks as a form of poetry, Edward Lear's final resting place is fittingly unusual. Hidden away in the relatively nondescript Foce Cemetery near the Italian Rivera city of Sanremo, the English artist's overgrown grave and its neighbor ensure his appealing oddness transcends even death.

Though noted for his whimsical poems (the most famous of which is probably "The Owl and the Pussycat"), illustrations, and...

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