Holiday Decorations Set Before Period Architecture
The ambiance of Annapolis Maryland during Halloween is in many ways no different than that of any other East Coast urban local, yet as a City with over 350 years of history, as well as its location on the Chesapeake Bay, tends to make the sighting of a ghost at a historical building or house the continuation of an ongoing legend rather than that of a simple fictional story. In addition Annapolis is blessed with a number of 18th & 19th century buildings and houses, most still in use today, that makes for a distinctive historical atmosphere for one to immerse themselves. For example a pumpkin on a suburban front porch is simply that, however in Annapolis the same setting could be at a house built 100 to 275 years ago that perhaps was occupied previously by a local, regional or nationally prominent person who's occupation was that of a politician, lawyer, business or military leader.
So whenever there is an opportunity for me to walk the streets of Historic Annapolis during Halloween week it is not simply to take photographs along the way but also to experience both the fictional as well as non-fictional holiday ambiance of this historic American City.
With this post I have put together a photo show featuring snippets of the visual Halloween ambiance found in a few neighborhoods within, or bordering on, the Annapolis Historic District. It features various Halloween settings - predominantly residential, from those of a pumpkin or two to others with kitschy or modern day holiday decorations. In most cases the house or building serving as the backdrop for each photograph represents either a quintessential or prominent example of historical period architecture in Annapolis.
G J Gibson
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