Sunday, November 4, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Long ago and far away


Toby hosts the fun meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors. Our task is to find interesting architectural gems. As many know, I have posted this before and still like the old scanned pics from distant eras.

The time is 1956,  the place is the New Jersey shore, the pre-superstorm Sandy and pre-casino Atlantic City. The hotels built long ago have an architectural charm, such as opening windows and no air-conditioning in the rooms no longer seen. And the names, such as Brighton and Traymore seem a throwback to a simpler time, and both long gone. The gentleman is my grandfather who trekked often from Ohio for a family visit to the briny paradise. Casinos seem more a draw than the wavy Atlantic...

3 comments:

Lesley said...

Buildings that show more wall than windows are much more attractive in my book.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

LOVE this Ralph...your grandfather looks like he was quite the traveler ~ of course, that's what we Buckeyes love to do :)

toby said...

You look just like him!
Great windows, too - it really is refreshing to see something both classic and classy!