Salem Mass. has worldwide notoriety for its Witch hunt and Trials in the 17th Century. We visited the town on Oct. 12 and as it was a beautiful day the town was pleasant to stroll around and admire the old buildings.
The Witch house is a beautiful example of original colonial architecture. It has a central red brick chimney and diamond lattice window panes and large finials on the overhanging corners. Though black originally,it is a faded grey now.
The Jonathan Corwin House in Salem, Massachusetts, USA, known as The Witch House, was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and is the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials. (Source: Wikipedia)
This is another black clapboard colonial home in Salem across the street from the famous House of the Seven Gables.
We took the tour of The House of the Seven Gables, made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel of the same title and climbed the secret inner staircase. (No photography allowed inside)
Even in October the gardens were lovely.
An edit in monochrome makes this shot of the house more sinister!
We travelled the scenic byway from Salem to Ipswich MA where I wish we had more time to tour the Colonial homes there but we did stop and view the exterior of the Whipple House.
Again I edited this in mono and it feels like stepping back several centuries.
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