Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Salem, Massachusetts in October: 25 Photos

(From a half-day visit on Columbus Day.)

The Witch House

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(It's the home of Jonathan Corwin, one of the judges involved in the Salem witch trials of the late 1600s.)

The Custom House

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(At the Salem Maritime National Historic Park.)

Ropes Mansion Garden

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(This garden is in back of a home dating to the early 1700s.)


Getting into the spirit of Halloween

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Really getting into the spirit of Halloween

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Halloween is more than a day in Salem; it's a way of life for a month

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Wasn't sure at first if this was a real person or a life-sized figurine

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(Can you guess?)

This one is a real person and not a doll

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Obviously a statue

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(Do you recognize the TV show?)

Very good at looking like a statue

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A real Wookiee

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Root figures

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(Art from Joseph Wheelwright in the exhibit, "Branching Out: Trees as Art," at the Peabody Essex Museum.)

Seashell wedding dress

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("Island Bride" by Brian White at the Peabody Essex Museum, which is a wonderful museum.)

Friendship of Salem

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(Full-sized and fully functional replica of a cargo ship, Friendship of Salem, built in the late 1700s. Found at Salem Maritime National Historic Park.)

Savagery of Salem

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(At the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, inscribed stones in memory of 20 people executed in Salem.)

Some famous gables

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(A glimpse of The House of the Seven Gables.)

Not famous but still eye-catching homes

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Peaceful streets

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Stately homes

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Mysterious homes

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Boo!

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Be sure to read the tombstone that's second from the left

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Enjoy a colorful autumn

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(Explore the quieter corners, the places you usually walk by without noticing them.)

Think about what you're drawn to

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(I vote for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov over Justin Bieber, how about you?)

And consider the important questions in life

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(Like, "What will my dog wear on Halloween?")

4 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

thanks for the virtual tour, great selection of photos

HKatz said...

Thanks! The visit was so fun.

bermudaonion said...

Lovely photos - it looks like a fun place to visit.

HKatz said...

Thanks - yes, it's fun to visit; go in October :)