061031.Combe Down, Trick or Treat!

October 31, 2006 at 12:47 AM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Claverton Down, Combe Down, countryside, Gardens & Parks, Halloween, people, river, siblings, somerset, Waterfront | 13 Comments


“Here’s an NYT article on Trick or Treating in London–or not. They don’t like the modern American version of just taking the candy and doing
nothing…you had to do the Trick part–sing for your supper or do something. The Brits aren’t impressed with just giving away candy for nothing. I like that.” (Thanks BR)


Below is the only Halloween image I was able to capture when I went out at night. The homeowners had just put it out and when they saw me snooping around they didn’t close the door until I left. I imagine people will come out later at night (It was only 6 when I took the picture).


061030.Combe Down, Something Spooky this Way Comes… Er, ok, Hangs.

October 30, 2006 at 12:13 AM | Posted in Bowdoin Park, Combe Down, countryside, Gardens & Parks, Halloween, New York, somerset, Supernatural, Trees | 3 Comments

061026.030.Somset.CombeDown.Prior Park.Ye Olde Haunted Woods.Something Spooky this way hangs

Ah, who can resist the urge to enter a haunted forest?

Oh, you can. Really?
Oh…I see, you’re not too keen on this forest. Well, my budget for the DP site is zippo but I must keep the Halloween theme up so you may as well blame the kids in yesterday’s post. They’re the ones who probably made these.

051022.9.BodoinPark.Haunted.David,Ethan,James I don’t know, these reminded me of the Bodoin Park Haunted Mansion I went to last October with David and Ethan. At one point in the tour, you’re led through the dark penned-in upstate New York wilderness as different local “townies” jump out and scream at you dressed in whatever they could scrounge up. The best actor there by far was a ten-year-old girl dressed in black with pine branches sticking out everywhere who ran from a nearby Christmas tree farm shouting “Buuuuuush!” It unnerved a woman in front of me so much that she almost swatted the kid down! (Actually, she had already slammed an adult zombie through a few layers of cardboard morgue wall and was kindly informed by a polite skeleton that if she touched the actor’s again she would be removed from the tour immediately and banned from all future upstate hauntings. But to be fair about the little girl, even I was too scared to get a picture of it.) So the point being, who knows if those ghosts would be effective when it’s dark at night.
In any event, I have loads more photos since Heritage Week just ended today and several new themes are now planned. I wonder if I’ll ever go back to another museum again now that I have to pay.

061029.Combe Down, Bridge of Death

October 28, 2006 at 11:42 PM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Architecture, Bath, Bridges, Combe Down, Halloween, Ionic Order, people, river, siblings, somerset, Supernatural, Waterfront | 4 Comments

061026.082.Somset.CombeDown.Prior Park.Death Battles a Zombie

Above: It’s almost Halloween on the bridge and one Trick-or-Treater engages in an epic battle with the Grim Reaper.

Below, the inevitable conclusion: It’s always sad when a child succumbs to Death, but look at those silhouetted balustrades. I mean, wowee!

061026.083.Somset.CombeDown.Prior Park.Death Battles a Zombie



061027.Combe Down, Prior Park Black Cat

October 27, 2006 at 12:05 AM | Posted in Cats, Combe Down, countryside, Gardens & Parks, Halloween, somerset | 5 Comments

Hey, come on, Halloween is right around the corner.


061026.047.Somset.CombeDown.Prior Park.Black Cat on the move

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