Stalking Oscar Wilde

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde would have been 158 years old today. He was an Irish writer and poet who became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

He passed away in 1900, but that didn't stop me from stalking him last month. In Dublin, I visited the house in which he was raised.

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Across the street, in Merrion Square, there was the coolest memorial I've ever seen. It's Oscar Wilde sitting on a large granite boulder.

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Then there's the Oscar Wilde's plaque in the Literary Parade of Irish Writers in St. Patrick's Park.

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In Paris, I visited Oscar Wilde's final resting place in the city in which he died. Here's his grave in Père Lachaise Cemetery. For more pictures from Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, go here.

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Happy Bithday, Oscar!


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Mississauga Phil

Super-Hot actress, Olivia Wilde, is a decendant of his, and although she was not born with taht last name, she did take it professionally....all things being equal, I'd rather stalk her...(kidding, I love my wife)

October 16, 2012 @ 4:22 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

For the curious, this is Olivia Wilde:

October 16, 2012 @ 4:34 PM

Karina

Oscar Wilde is my favourite author... not necesserily for his subject matter (although Picture of Dorian Gray is a pretty great story) but for his use of language.

October 16, 2012 @ 4:57 PM

Willy

A blogger's nightmare?:

"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."

October 16, 2012 @ 9:02 PM

Mississauga Phil

@ Mike - Nice :)

October 17, 2012 @ 7:51 AM

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