Even if they scare us just a little, haunted houses can be a thing of beauty. With their dark weathered exteriors, shuttered windows, and shrouded histories, nothing gets us more excited about Halloween than revisting the timeless scaffolding of haunted houses and the ghostly, antiqued charm we find between their walls. This week, we're celebrating with a photographic roll of haunted delights that feature these historic structures and the unique mood they inspire.
A grandaddy of haunted houses! We love this vintage snapshot of the New Orleans style Haunted Mansion at Disneyland circa 1969.
It would be an adventure to make a cake this spectacular! Check out how to recreate it here.
We're impressed with how British desginer David Carter makes these dark, Gothic style chairs appear whimsical in one of the rooms at his East London hotel-home, 40 Winks.
We are ever inspired by the notable haunted house project envisioned by author and archivist, Corrine May Botz. More about her project can be found here.
Our post wouldn't be complete without one of Portland's own! Built in 1913, the historic GasCo building sits off Highway 30 and has been abandoned since 1956. We would say "enter if you dare," but the property is fenced off and a security guard stands nearby. More history about this building can be found here.
written by Holly (at ink & peat)