Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cypress Gardens, Florida

CK.51 - Fabulous Florida's Cypress Gardens - The Esther Williams Swimming Pool was built in the shape of the map of Florida, projecting out in Lake Eloise, as a set for MGM technicolor movie filmed at Cypress Gardens. (The film was Easy To Love from 1953 co-starring Van Johnson)

FG-61 - Happy Times In A Florida Garden. Beautiful Bougainvillea, Azaleas and Petunias frame dancing Southern Belles in famous Cypress Gardens, Floirda

FNC-925 - The Fascinating Silhouettes of Cypress Trees: One of the typical trees of Florida against a beautiful sunset in Cypress Gardens, Florida.

FG159 - Throne Of Citrus Royalty - When this unique throne at Cypress Gardens, Florida is not being used by Florida Citrus Queens, visitors from all over the world can make pictures of their friends and family as they sit on the throne and reign as King or Queen for a day.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Imperial '400' Motel - Valdosta, Georgia

Imperial '400' Motel, 218 West Hill Ave. Valdosta, GA.
Heated Swimming Pool, Free Cable TV,
Some Color Sets, Phones, Free Coffee,
Air Conditioned Rooms.
AAA Free Advance Reservation Service / Coast To Coast
You can see recent pictures of this motel (now a Budget Inn) on my other blog

Monday, June 8, 2009

Atlantic City, New Jersey

P317586 - Atlantic City, NJ is a fabulous seashore resort and gambling paradise. Atlantic City plays host to thousands of conventioneers annually.

Upper Left: Playing the slot machines
Upper Right: The blackjack table
Lower Left: Tossing the dice
Lower Right: Roulette table

Left Side: Roulette Table
Right Side: Playing the Slot Machines

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Gingerbread Castle

The Gingerbread Castle
Designed by Joseph Urban
Follow Route 23 to Hamburg, NJ

14894 - An enchanted palace with seemingly sugar-frosted roof, candystick towers, cake icing turrets and sugar-paned windows, wherein stalk dwarfs, gnomes, brownies, the Big Black Cat, the witch, herself, and so many other magic charms from the realms of "Make-Believe."

14670 - Prince Charming on his prancing steed delights young and old alike at The Gingerbread Castle.

15614 - The Gingerbread Castle Limited approaching the trestle over the old mill stream at The Gingerbread Castle.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

I love the vintage chairs, pendant lights, and chrome & formica dinette.

Wave Motel
535 Ocean Blvd., Boars Head
Hampton Beach, N.H. 03842
All accommodations have hot and cold running water, showers, T.V., free parking. Moderate rates, 50 yards from beach, close to central activities. Restaurants near by.

Cypress Gardens, Florida

CG.17 - Cypress Gardens Aqua-Maids on Parade in four Daily Water Ski Shows at Cypress Gardens. The beautiful AquaMaids do precision plus water skiing as they come by the crowd in various ballet routines.

CG.22 - Water Ski Trick Riding - Here is the famous backward swan as demonstrated by the originator of this trick, Willa Worthington McGuire, who holds the Women's World Championship. This stunt is performed daily in the four water ski shows at Florida Cypress Gardens.

CG.21 - Barefoot Skiing At Cypress Gardens - Dick Pope Jr., Men's World Water Ski Champion, barefoot skiing at Cypress Gardens. This is a trick originated by this famous youngster. Barefoot skiing is part of the several daily water ski shows at Cypress Gardens.

194.F - It's a topside tandem for the water ski champions at the Florida Cypress Gardens as they speed over the water at 35 m.p.h.

CG.23 - Floriday Cypress Gardens are the international home of waterskiing and are responsible for the present popularity of the sport. Four times daily a group of world famed Aquamaids and Water Ski Champions put on a thrilling and highly entertaining water show.

Friday, June 5, 2009

El Paso & Juarez

307 - International Bridge Connecting El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Old Mexico

Big Bend National Park, Texas

NPC-40 - Santa Elena Canyon - Perendicular walls, more than 1500 feet in height, have been carved by the Rio Grande, forming this canyon. Mexico appears at the left of the river, while the United States is on the right

NPC-35 - Santa Elena Canyon - Carved by the Rio Grande, this spectacular gorge is more than 15 miles long. Perpendicular walls tower 1600 feet above the river. Mexico is at the left and the United States on the right.

NPC-153 - Castolon Peak - Colorful Castolon Peak is one of the prominent features along the scenic Castolon Road. The peak, which is composed of a variety of rock formations, is near the Castolon Store, Santa Elena Canyon and Santa Elena Village in Mexico.

NPC-154 - Desert Scene Near Castolon - Unique desert terrain is a fascinating attraction along the scenic Castolon Road. Geological formations include basalt, lava and other types of igneous rock.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cypress Gardens, Florida

Today's postcards are from Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida.

C.G.19 - The Clowns Spectacular Show at Florida Cypress Gardens

F-65 - Blossom Time in Florida Cypress Gardens

220.F - Reflection Pool at Beautiful Florida Cypress Gardens