Salem in October is one giant Halloween extravaganza. The holiday begins October 1 and lasts until November 1. Yesterday (10/10/10), we saw zombies, vampires, striped legs, bloody hands and mouths, musicians, witches handing out pamphlets, dogs with bat wings, fortune tellers, musicians, peddlers, a grave digger, and lots and lots of onlookers like us.
The light was gorgeous. The light alone would have made the day a festival. The light could have made a ghetto glow.
And, although we were walking some of the most beautiful and well-kept historic blocks in New England and although the streets offered one show after another — (from Federal doors festooned with autumnal swags to the creatively-dressed demons roaming the streets) — I could have photographed nothing but shadows all day long.