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Halloween Ghost Walk Photo Album

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:

Here's a shot of most of the courtyard, including the stained glass window:

And here's a shot of the staircase where a mischievous ghost targets new judges by tugging on their robes:

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:

I experienced some negative emotions myself when I came across this picture! That sneaky A! *g*:

As if the gates (and my mug) didn't make the courtyard seem foreboding enough…

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:

(And A thought she didn't have any ghost-detecting skills! I think it's very
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:

And here's another picture of the Dickens Door because it's just so splendouricious:

This is a very familiar sight to me because I used to enter Osgoode Hall via
this entrance whenever I did research at the Great Library. Great picture, A!

Another lovely shot at Osgoode Hall:

Our next stop on the tour was Campbell House:

Lastly, here's the rather spooky alley behind Malabar's. I think I now
understand why I was too distracted to think of the rats the size of cats! *g*

Tags: canadian history, ghost walks, halloween, toronto
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