Those of you who were patient enough to read my report on the Halloween Phantoms, Players & Pundits Walk might be interested in checking out some of the fabulous pictures A took during the tour. As a number of the images were quite dark, I played with them in Paint Shop Pro, increasing the brightness/contrast levels. I got quite a surprise when I took a second look at one picture, but we'll get to that shortly.
As some of you will remember from the report, the first thing A noticed when she entered the Old City Hall courtyard was the beautiful stained glass window. Although this picture doesn't quite do it justice, it does give you a good idea of what it looks like:
And here are some pictures of the courtyard gates. As you may recall, they're both lowered as a precaution when accused criminals are being escorted from police vans to the courthouse. Some people have experienced strong negative emotions when passing through these gates:
However, this is the most exciting photo as far as I'm concerned! If you look in the top left-hand corner of the window's middle pane, you might be able to make out a face. I've added a second picture with bright blue arrows to help you spot the spirit:
impressive to photograph a spirit on your very first ghost walk!)
This is the door Charles Dickens would have seen when visiting Osgoode Hall. That's our guide, Shirley, in the foreground:
this entrance whenever I did research at the Great Library. Great picture, A!
understand why I was too distracted to think of the rats the size of cats! *g*