Scary in Spain

Scary in Spain

I wasn’t going to do anything special for a Halloween post this year, but have ultimately decided to have a little holiday fun. I came across a few photos from a trip to Spain that while not terribly frightening, were at least quirky and maybe even a little scary.

What Evil Lurks?

Spooky moon and clouds seen in Barcelona, Spain

Moon over Barcelona

Enter, if You Dare

Door in Girona

Door in Girona

I fell in love with Girona when I visited. It’s a beautiful, picturesque old city. But this doorway seemed to be hiding some scary secrets from the past.

Creepy Babies

Dolls in Barcelona Window Display

Dolls in Barcelona Window Display

Am I the only one who thinks that these dolls at Les Golfes toy shop in Barcelona are just a little creepy?

More Creepy Babies

Madrid Baby Heads Sculpture

Sculpture at Madrid’s Atocha Station

These large baby head sculptures by Antonio López García are located outside of the Atocha Railway Station in Madrid. They are called Day (eyes open) and Night (eyes closed) I know it’s art, but glad I didn’t come across them at night.

One Scary Little Fish

La Boqueria Fish Market

Scary Fish at La Boqueria Fish Market, Barcelona

There are so many delicious treats, produce, meats & seafood at Barcelona’s La Boqueria market, but this fish didn’t tempt my appetite at all.

Need a ride?

Mannequin's in Dali's "Rainy Cadillac"

Mannequins in Dali’s “Rainy Cadillac”

No thanks. I think I’ll walk. Ah, Salvador Dali! This couple sits in the back seat of Dali’s 1941 Cadillace in the courtyard of the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain.

If That Didn’t Scare You…

Walking through Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic, there are many narrow alleys where surprises abound. Now are you afraid? (Thanks to the very private Mr. TWS for letting me post this photo of him.)

Happy Halloween!

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52 thoughts on “Scary in Spain

    1. Cathy Post author

      I was just walking along one of Girona’s narrow streets and stopped in my tracks when I saw that door. It really struck me.

    1. Cathy Post author

      Yeah, I think it was when I saw the moon photo that it first occurred to me, then I immediately thought of the doll photo. I couldn’t resist.

  1. Jackie Smith

    Love this series! I had forgotten this was the Thursday before Halloween! I have seen a couple of displays related to Halloween though in a couple places in Italy — should pay more attention to these things. Great photos.

  2. jenny@atasteoftravel

    OMG..what is it with the creepy babies……and mannequins in Barri Gòtic. We had one on the balcony next to our apartment too!

  3. Steve

    I thought my wife had some creepy dolls, but those are way stranger. The Dali stuff is kind of bizarre too, but I guess a lot of his stuff would fall into that category.
    Any idea what was behind that giant door?

  4. Michael

    Great Idea for a post Cathy, scary photos from your travels. There is this scary fish that hangs out at one of my favorite restaurants and he’s always there on the buffet and I never see anyone taste him. One day I tried him and he wasn’t bad 🙂

  5. Andrew Graeme Gould

    What a collection. Now this is really scary! I must tell you that the mannequin in the last photo has at least two sisters here in Santiago. I had them in a post on the old version of my blog, and will be showing the photo again on the new one, shortly. I’ll let you know. That will be doubly scary!!!

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