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Old October 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Salem, MA ~ The Spooky Version

My young niece wanted to visit Salem this weekend for Halloween. Being an obliging uncle, who has been wanting to take pictures of Salem, here we go.

Enter if you dare!
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BOO!!!!
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The Peabody-Essex Museum. I hate myself for not visiting this museum yet. I understand it is worth seeing.
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As you can see, we got some slushy snow. A lot of people in New England are without power.
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Let's stop for some tea to warm up! I don't know if this guy is in costume or simply well-dressed.
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Statue in front of the Witch Museum. This statue is a Puritan, not a witch as I thought until corrected.
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Salem is a beautiful & historic city. It has a population of approximately 40,000 and is located 30 miles from Boston. With commuter rail service to Boston's North Station. One day I will do a proper, non-spooky thread.
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Meanwhile, back to Halloween!
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Nathaniel Hawthorne lived in this house in the 1840s. The Scarlet Letter was written here.
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This is a 200 year-old Chinese house moved to the Peabody-Essex Museum & restored. (back of house - all the more reason for me to visit this museum and see inside this house)
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The Pickman House, built in 1664 is oldest house in Salem:
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Dating to 1637, this is the oldest cemetary in Salem. Second oldest in the US.
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Surely, this house is haunted!
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Samantha Stevens of Bewitched! This statue was erected by TVLand Network.
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The roots of the Peabody Essex Museum date to the 1799 founding of the East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains and supercargoes who had sailed beyond either the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn. The society’s charter included a provision for the establishment of a “cabinet of natural and artificial curiosities”
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St. Peter's Episcopal/Anglican Church was founded in 1733, soon after permission was granted for religious groups other than Congregationalists (the Puritans) to worship in the colony. The land on which the church is built was donated by Phillip English, a wealthy merchant who had been jailed in the past for not paying taxes to support the Congregational church and, also, as an accused witch. During the Revolutionary War, St. Peter's was as target of vegetable throwing by non Anglicans and those not loyal to the Crown. This particular building was built in the 1800s to replace smaller wooden church.
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Be very careful! I fear this was NOT a costume!
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Hope everyone is having or had a Happy, Spooky Halloween!

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Old October 31st, 2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Great images. It's much easier to photograph people when they are in costume - as it is part of that territory, and the threat is not there.

Salem, indeed Massachusetts, looks lovely.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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It's much easier to photograph people when they are in costume - as it is part of that territory, and the threat is not there.
that's right Jane. I took some photos last year in two occassions
and if you ask them, they are more than willing to pose for you
and even their babies and small kids also do...aahh they're cute.

BTW, nice shots and Salem is absolutely a charming place.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 01:16 AM   #4
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Agreed Jane & Capricorn. Events like Halloween give me a chance to take pictures of people. It seems that everyone was eager to have their picture taken. Even people without costumes were in the spirit & smiling for the camera.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 02:34 AM   #5
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AWESOME PHOTOS! I SOOO need to visit New England!
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Old November 1st, 2011, 02:37 AM   #6
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Chadoh, New England is waiting for you!
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Old November 1st, 2011, 05:31 AM   #7
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Thank you so much for sharing your photos from Salem I really love these photes, they are right up my alley It's so cool to se both young and old dressed up and having fun
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Old November 1st, 2011, 10:25 PM   #8
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Thanks Aarhus .... and everyone for the wonderful comments.

Time to think about the next holiday!
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Old November 1st, 2011, 11:25 PM   #9
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Salem looks splendid, even after an early snowstorm.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:12 AM   #10
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Thanks, Manrush. It was a splendid time.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #11
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Great pics! Salem is a blast during the month of October! I was there last month myself! :-)
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Old November 12th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #12
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Great pics! Salem is a blast during the month of October! I was there last month myself! :-)
Seldomseen, thanks for the comment.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 02:48 AM   #13
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Love the Samantha Stevens statue, what a great place to spend Halloween. Thanks for the tour!
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Love the Samantha Stevens statue, what a great place to spend Halloween. Thanks for the tour!
Thanks for looking, gmoney! I love Samantha Stevens/Bewitched. Probably my favorite TV show from childhood. I think they should put up statues for Aunt Clara & Endora, probably my fav characters from the show. Apparently, some locals did not want the statue.
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Absolutely Fabulous It is my kind of neighbourhood and I love how people tend to dress up. Halloween is growing in popularity over here and each year the shops are stocking more and more Halloween goodies but it is no where near the levels that you have shown. I love, love, love this. Thanks for sharing mate
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Absolutely Fabulous It is my kind of neighbourhood and I love how people tend to dress up. Halloween is growing in popularity over here and each year the shops are stocking more and more Halloween goodies but it is no where near the levels that you have shown. I love, love, love this. Thanks for sharing mate
Next year, you should have a halloween party and invite everyone to wear costumes. It is a lot of fun.
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Next year, you should have a halloween party and invite everyone to wear costumes. It is a lot of fun.
Oh definitely, I would prefer a big street party but I can't always have everything
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Great, very nice photos from this city; looking really good
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