Oct 31, 2012
This time of year always has me thinking of Day of the Dead ((Dia de los Muertos) in Mexico. Pictured here are a medley of images that have appeared in newspapers, magazine and books. They were taken in Patzcuaro, Oaxaca and Mexico City. Patzcuaro and Oaxaca in particular are incredible places to experience Day of the Dead celebrations.
Below are some previous posts I have written on Day of the Dead that will give you some insight into this unique and wonderful way of honoring deceased loved ones.
Cemetery Vigils Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead Oaxaca
Oct 21, 2012
Pictured here is Lady Peckett’s Yard. It is named after Alice Peckett, the wife of John Peckett, who was Lord Mayor of York in 1701. The former mayor owned what is now the Golden Fleece, a pub and inn, which has the distinction of being the most haunted pub in the UK. Lady Peckett is said to be one of several spirits who haunts the establishment, which is a stone’s throw from the snickelway after which she is named.
Oct 10, 2012
Needless to say their departure was scandalous. Despite not following the norms of the upper crust the two received numerous visitors throughout the years who were intrigued by the pair. Writers William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron and Sir Walter Scott are among those who walked through the diminutive doorways of the cottage they redesigned in Gothic style.
Today Plas Newydd is a museum reached by a short walk up a hill from Llangollen.