Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Grim Reaper And Dead End Cemeteries

Happy Hallowe'en! I missed the annual zombie walk here, which has been my usual way to mark the occasion, so I've been busy photographing other subjects. I'll likely put one or two shots from previous zombie walks up at the Ottawa Daily Photo page on Facebook. This first one is a display in the window of a dry cleaner and tailor shop in the downtown core.

This costume can be found in a comic book shop downtown, as is also the case with the shot that follows it.

These two window displays are from a shop in the Glebe that specializes in greeting cards.

While this one, up the street in the Glebe, is the front window of a hardware store.

This jack o'lantern was outside a house across from the Museum of Nature.

I came across a large Hallowe'en display at City Hall on the weekend; note the large lion sculpture in the background outside that some of you may remember. This animatronic trio started cackling after I took my first shot; it must have been a motion detector. Either that or City Hall is haunted.

Actually, the Heritage Building, which is linked to this newer wing and is therefore part of City Hall... that is haunted.

These decorations were inside an art supply shop downtown.

These last two shots have more of an adults only take to them. This poster was at a club a short walk south of the art store.

And this is one of the storefront windows in Wicked Wanda's, a shop that specializes in fetish items and other adult novelties.


  1. The ghouls are, well, ghoulish. But I really like the pumpkin! Happy Halloween!

  2. Think I'll stick to the carved pumpkin.

  3. I would have had a heart attack if the subject I was photographing started to cackle!

  4. Oh that pumpkin carving idea is great!

  5. Hello, great collection of Halloween decorations and photos. Happy Halloween, enjoy your day!

  6. ...the jack o'lantern is a great idea.

  7. @Kay: thanks!

    @Fun60: it was well done.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Jo: I didn't expect it!

    @Janey: it is!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Tom: I agree!

  8. What great displays you came across there William

  9. You're right on topic this morning. Commercial Halloween displays have been much mroe common and extremely well done. Nice post.

  10. Great displays.
    Happy Halloween, William !

  11. It looks like everyone in Ottawa is in the Halloween mood. Have a great Halloween William!

  12. great selection of Halloween photos, I like the city hall one the best.....

  13. @Bill: we've had a good many of them around, especially in retail shops.

    @Red: thank you!

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Sharon: at least it's dry today- I was wondering with the serious amount of rain we've had in the last couple of days.

    @Gill: it's quite an elaborate one, and larger than just this part of it suggests.

  14. That's a lot of Halloween decorating! We don't quite go in for it as much here but I like the jack o'lantern.

  15. Spooky displays! Happy Halloween.

  16. Well, that's a lot of goofy Halloween stuff and I got to thinking we'll never be rid of this nutty holiday. There are too many people making lots of money selling goofy Halloween stuff!

  17. The first two look pretty scary!

  18. It is really turning into a major day for a lot of people!

  19. i prefer the humorous side of Halloween that's my 2nd cents of it all. ha. ha! ( ;

  20. @Christine: a good deal of it goes on here. Even politicians get into it, with party leaders greeting trick or treaters at their homes.

    @Lois: thanks!

    @Lowell: by midnight all of it ends- and two solid months of Christmas carols enter the stores.

    @Norma: indeed!

    @RedPat: it is!

    @Beth: thanks!

  21. Enjoyable post. Not everyone decorates their houses around here but those who do go all out.

  22. Wonderful displays William. It's interesting to see all the displays, they are not much different than the ones here. Happy Halloween!

  23. Like many of your fans, I like the cannibal pumpkin. Cannibal in that it is eating its own kind.

  24. Love the oogie boogie stuff. Happy Halloween! 🎃

  25. What fun and great Halloween shots ~ ^_^

    Light and love,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  26. What a fun collection of Halloween shots. I like that pumpkin with the cute little pumpkin in its mouth.

  27. Lovely to see all these Halloween shots.
    My grandchildren had a wonderful time trick or treating!

    All the best Jan

  28. An excellent selection. I'd like to be a widow dresser.

  29. Good series of spooky photos. I hope you had a scary Halloween :-)

  30. @Denise: it's much the same here.

    @Revrunner: hah!

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Mari: it was well done.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Lauren: so did I.

    @Jan: I like showing Hallowe'en stuff.

    @Jennifer: thank you!

    @Klara: thanks!