Landscapes while wandering the planet
Halloween in Salem
I hear this is where it all started way back in 1626 AD. Legend has it that the name was derived from the greetings of the Jewish and Moslem settlers – ‘Shalom’ and ‘Salam’ – both meaning peace. How ironical then that the city eventually attained fame through the infamous witches and witch trials – and today derives much of its revenue from witch related tourism.
I find myself in Salem this Halloween , and it is a good surprise to see the holiday spirit in quite a contrast to the rest of the US. This was a clean fun family entertainment – lots of people dressed up in costumes, and an all round clean night of entertainment. Loved it – would have been better if I could find a decent parking spot!