Sunday, January 26, 2014

Whimsical Windows - Old hotel by the sea

Grandma, 1946?
Dad and Terry, 1948?
Grandpa, October 1956

Grandpa and Terry, July 1969

Toby hosts the fun architectural memes, Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors. And we look for architectural gems from here, there or anywhere. Or any era - since Aunt Terry sent me a box of old prints last year, the scanning continues. One theme of vacations in the old Atlantic City, far away from today's glass and steel casinos, was the Traymore Hotel. Through many decades, Grandpa wanted to take family pictures with this as a backdrop...The old hotel was demolished in 1972, so the 1969 pose was near the end of the once stately backdrop. At least we have spanned the eras in pictures...

(With all the artifacts I have, there has has to be a book in this somewhere :)


DougPhoto2009 said...

Nice collage for memory lane.

toby said...

What a nice idea to take family photos in front of the same place - very cool! I'm curious as to what stands in its place today.
And yes - I think that your book is writing itself!