Date Of Visit: October 31, 2017
Location: Salem, MA
Welcome to Part II of my photo blog post from my Halloween in Salem series. If you want to view part I you can find it here.
There were so many amazing costumes from my visit to Salem on Halloween. But, I have to say this was my favorite.
What better day to get married than Halloween? This couple got dressed up for their big day! Congrats and best wishes to this lovely couple!
During my day in Salem, the people continued to arrive in a variety of costumes from the cute to the scary to the down right bizarre. But, it was Chucky that really put a scare into me. He always scared the heck out of me!
Even though there were some duplicates in terms of the costumes (such as the Hocu Pocus costumes), they all had their own flair and style.
While it’s great photographing all of the people in their costumes during the daytime, things really get going during the evening.
Salem really does come alive at night during Halloween. As people get out of work and begin to celebrate, the city comes to life. Besides, Halloween really is best celebrated in the evening. Even the costumes seem to look cooler and more scary as the sun sets and the evening descends upon the city.
The city closes down many of the side streets at 4 p.m. and they close the garages from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. So, if you don’t leave by 7, you’re stuck there for a while! It’s strange seeing the sity streets so desolate and walking down the usually busy streets.
There are bands that play well into the evening (the residents must love that) and the evening culminates with fireworks at 11:15. I was long gone by then.
So, it was another spooky and fun day full of surprises. Until next year…maybe I’ll see you there then!
Lest I forget, there were so many beautiful dogs in Salem during Halloween.
Freddy, a 7 year old Himalayan therapy dog, was tired from visiting patients earlier in the day.
Bubba is a 6 year old Mastiff and Doberman mix.
Romeo is a 14 week old Bernese Mountain dog. He may look small now. But, trust me, he’s not going to stay that size for long!
Galaxy is a 10 month old Pit Bull and American Bulldog mix
Bear is a 6 year old Siberian Husky and Border Collie mix. His guardian said he is known as “The Dog Of Salem!”
Sophie is a 7 year old Black Russian Terrier.
Wilby is a 6 year old Sato dog from Puerto Rico.