I meant to post more this week. I've been traveling around New England a lot, taking in all the autumn goodness, and snapping about a dozens of pictures. But between all the travel and gearing up for the hurricane, I haven't had a lot of time. However, I did want to post a little about Salem before Halloween!
1. Salem in its Halloween get-up, 2. The Gathering at Salem, 3. old Salem architecture, 4. walking the old stones on Salem streets
Last week I went to Salem twice and had a blast at the city's "Haunted Happenings." We go every year, and it just wouldn't be Halloween without at least one day trip to Salem.
One of my favorite images that I shot in Salem! Beautiful, old church at sunset. And who doesn't love a red door?
The bandstand on Salem Common.
In Salem Common
Salem, Massachusetts is not what many have in mind. They often think it is stuck in time, back in 1692. Most have the image of a quaint, tiny village up on a hill or in a forest hollow. It isn't that. It is just outside of Boston, and it much more city, than village. There are some run down parts, and not everything is picture perfect. However, I love this little city of Salem and it is beautiful, all the same. There is stunning old architecture, the lovely area around Derby Wharf, and the old mansion homes of Chestnut St are simply breathtaking. It also doesn't get much cooler than the art you see on the gravestones at the old burial ground. We're talking skull and crossbones kind of stuff, good old Puritan hardcore ideas of death and life. The atmosphere of Salem is thick with mystery and history, both tragic and exciting, and it just has that something extra that you can't put your finger on. Salem just has the ability to cause the imagination to run wild.
At the Salem bandstand
Beautiful Salem federal home
Stately brick architecture and beautiful wrought iron in Salem
I hope to get back on to post more on Salem tomorrow, but if not I will on Thursday. In the meantime, have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!