Only at this time of year can one get away with a title like that. My Hallowe'en post for tomorrow is from a single location, so here are some varied images for the occasion. The jack o'lanterns above can be found in the Byward Market. Each fall in the Market there's always one very large pumpkin on display. Such is the case with this one, which according to a nearby display weighs in at over nine hundred pounds.
These ones outside a nearby restaurant are obviously not that big.
This Hallowe'en decoration hangs off a tree in my neighbourhood.
Here we have views of the Chateau Laurier, in day and night. The hotel was opened in 1912, and has several ghost stories. Some of you will have heard this one before; to others it's new. The hotel was built at the orders of railroad baron Charles Melville Hays, who was in the midst of building a new transcontinental railroad system across the country at the time, with accompanying luxurious hotels. This one was due to open in the spring, and Hays and his family were over in Europe on business, including the purchases of luxury furnishings for the hotel. They booked passage for themselves and their cargo to head back across the Atlantic.
Their choice was the most esteemed ship of the time: the Titanic.
Long story short, the ship had a wee bit of a run-in with an iceberg, the ship went down, 1500 people died, and one of them was Hays himself. His body was recovered, and he was buried in Montreal. Since then, there have been numerous sightings of Hays in the hotel. He never got to see the opening of his hotel, and so his ghost wanders the halls.