by window light in a castle

Would I be a ghost of someone who knew intimately the light inside the torture chamber?

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keeper of the keys: day 4

Coffee brews in the press and I have a little time before I open the office at 7. Let’s check the sourdough sponge set up last night. Look at the mark where it raised when the yeast were in their feeding frenzy and reproducing like crazy before death, like any organism. And then the sponge fell as … Continue reading keeper of the keys: day 4

transmogrified

Definition of transmogrify transmogrified transmogrifying transitive verb :  to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect intransitive verb :  to become transmogrified I’ve been enchanted with the grotesque since I learned about gargoyles in my 7th grade French class. And I’ve always liked the humorous. Walking in Madrid in September I … Continue reading transmogrified

Julia Hasdeu’s Ghost peers through a circle in the wall

Julia Hasdeu Castle in Câmpina, Romania, is haunted by Julia’s spirit, but in harmless ways. Even today museum staff notice her presence. Julia’s spirit peered through this hole in the thick wall to communicate with her father. He constructed the castle after her death according to her instructions. She had only lived 18 years. I … Continue reading Julia Hasdeu’s Ghost peers through a circle in the wall

Ghosty horned skull thingy

And this wraps up my creepy posts for this week’s photo challenge CREEPY. Not everything about Bran Castle was eerie, but some of it definitely was. To see more scary images from my visit to Transylvania in July look at my recent posts below or in the left sidebar. To participate in the weekly photo challenge … Continue reading Ghosty horned skull thingy

Horror Bride

She knew she would never escape the fortress if she married him. Death forever was better than submitting to his demeanor. It’s CREEPY photo challenge week. Here’s my theme for today. To see previous creepy posts for this week, look through my recent posts below or in the left side bar. I have been posting … Continue reading Horror Bride

The Wall

Bran Castle might be one of several structures that inspired Bram Stoker’s setting for his dark novel Dracula. Some of the photos I made here feel eerie. I messed with this image a little in Adobe Photoshop CS4 to see if how I could alter it for this week’s photo challenge, creepy. It’s the shaded north wall of the … Continue reading The Wall