Monday, December 2, 2013

Haunted Travels


This time of year is often filled with travel to visit family and friends, but what if your travel plans could include visits with departed souls? No matter which part of the world you visit, you will always find tales of supernatural happenings and there are a handful of hotels that are reported to be haunted.



If you decide your vacation would not be complete without one of these spooky accommodations,  the June 1998 Travel & Leisure Magazine published an article listing a handful of haunted hotels. Of course, the article is illustrated by Edward Gorey!


The illustrations by Mr. Gorey feature disturbed guests with wide stares. This should not be a surprise since they have all just seen ghosts in their hotel rooms, lobbies, and elevators! The illustrations are simply presented with humor that matches the writing style of the article.

5 comments:

Maria said...

I remember Gorey also did a piece for the New York Times Magazine in the 80s about the "pleasures" of travelling in a foreign country, 4 illustrations I think, that were printed on the last page of the magazine. I had it taped to my childhood bedroom but it got thrown out and I have never meen able to locate it since. Have you come across it by any chance? Early 80s, one of the illustration's captions said something about following your Baedeker guide.

ampootozote said...

Yes, I have an image of that...I can show it in an upcoming post.

Maria said...

You are the best! I have been trying to track this down for years.

ampootozote said...

Glad I could help you out!

Brian OConnell said...

Shame it could not be published in book format...