Sunday, July 31, 2011

Indian Lake, Ohio

Lakeview Harbor, on Indian Lake, Ohio

Dream Bridge, from Governors Island at Indian Lake, Ohio

The Wasteway, Russells Point, Ohio
Beautiful Indian Lake, Ohio's Million Dollar Playground and Resort.  70 Beautiful Islands, 11,000 Acres of Water.  Boating, Bathing, Water Sports, Finest Fishing.  Hotels, Modern Cottage Accommodations, Amusement Park, Dancing to Nationally Known Name Bands.  Located on U.S. Rt. 33 and Rt. 69, 13 miles form Bellefontaine, 25 miles from Lima.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Islamorada, Florida

Aerial view of Islamorada and sundrenched Florida Keys.

Greetings from Islamorada

Coral Grill Restaurant
Nationally Famous Gourmet Buffet
Family Dining
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Buffet              Cocktails

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ontario, Canada

Pillar And Post Restaurant
King and John St.
Niagara on the Lake, Ont.
Featuring colonial atmosphere, subdued lighting and costumed waiters.  Steaks and lobster served in a friendly manner.  Craft shop on the premises.

Queen Elizabeth Motor Hotel
On South side of Queen Elizabeth Highway; for entrance take 7th line interchange at Oakville, Ont., Canada - or from 401 highway, take exit #40 South.
61 modern rooms, tiled baths, showers, broadloom, telephone; T.V. and air conditioning in most units.  Beautiful new, fully licensed lounge and dining room.  Banquet and meeting room facilities for 125 guests.

Queen Elizabeth Motel
Located on the Queen Elizabeth Highway - 20 miles west of Toronto, Canada at the interchange to Oakville, Ont.  70 beautiful furnished rooms, tile baths, showers, wall-to-wall broadloom.  Free T.V. in units, telephones and air-conditioning.  Banquet and convention facilities for groups up to 200 guests.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Royal Palms along a Waterfront Estate in Florida

Banana Tree showing Bud and Fruit in Florida

Travelers Palm in Florida

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Painted Desert, Arizona

Colorful Painted Desert, Arizona
The Painted Desert lies southeast of the Grand Canyon in the valleys and canyons along the Little Colorado River and to points just east of Holbrook.
It is a highly colored area of sand and rock erosion, where the stratified sections display many contrasting colors and hues.

Painted Desert Cutoff From Highway 66 to Painted Desert Inn and spectacular View Points
This ancient volcanic area is formed of decomposed lava arranged in vividly colored mounds and stratas by nature's paint brush.

Painted Desert in Northern Arizona.  The unbelievable brilliance and variety of color found in this vast area of Arizona's desert are enjoyed by the thousands of folks traveling Highway 66 each day.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lincoln Monument - Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Design adopted by the Lincoln Memorial Commission on the site of Potomac Park, near the river on the axis of the Capitol and the Washington Monument.  Design by Mr. Henry Bacon.  It is a monumental structure, standing in a broad plain, surrounded by an amphitheatre of hills.  Statue of Lincoln is in the center of Memorial, while smaller halls at each side of central space contain second Inaugural and Gettysburg Addresses.  Surrounding the walls, incasing these memorials, is a colonnade of 36 columns for each of the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death.

Interior of Lincoln Memorial
Washington, D.C.
This view of the interior of Lincoln Memorial shows the marble statue representing Lincoln by Daniel Chester French.  The colossal figure, seated in a curale chair, faces the entrance, the eyes looking out through the columns to the monument and the Capitol.  The lineaments are of Lincoln as idealized by the sculptor.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Indian Lake, Ohio

The waste weir or spillway, and source of the Great Miami River at Indian Lake, Ohio

Artists Isle, from the Wedge on Indian Lake, Ohio.

White Cottage Boat Landing
Russells Point, on Indian Lake, Ohio

Sunday, July 24, 2011


A Glorious Sunset in Florida

Map of Colorful Attractions of Florida
The State of Florida, mecca for those who love sunshine and flowers, has many outstanding attractions that are not only interesting and beautiful but also educational and appeal alike to the nature lover, the student and the camera fan.

"Hooked," the Tarpon leaps to the surface in Florida waters.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gravenhurst, Ontario

The Post Office
Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Canada

The "Coach Room"
Dining Lounge
at the Albion Hotel Ltd., Gravenhurst, Muskoka.
Informal - Air Conditioned - Hi Fi - Free Parking - Delicious Sandwiches; Excellent Full Course Meals; Gracious Old English Atmosphere.
The "Albion" also features comfortable accommodation with bath of shower, only two blocks from beach and playground.  Family operated since 1878.  Fully licensed.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bonita Springs, Florida

Aerial view of Bonita Springs, Florida

Aerial view of Bonita Springs, Florida

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Richmond, Virginia

Battle Abbey
The Confederate Memorial Institute
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia
This classical Greek building, on of Richmond's showplaces, has an outstanding display of Battle Flags, a collection of Arms and equipment and portraits of Confederate Officers.  The Abbey is also the headquarters for the Virginia Historical Society founded in 1831.

Main Office
New Seaboard Air Line - Railroad Building
Richmond, Virginia
This ultra-modern office building housing the main offices of the Seaboard Air Line - Railroad was completed in 1958.

Interior View
St. John's Episcopal Church
Richmond, Virginia
This historic edifice, built in 1741, is the oldest church in Richmond.  it was here during the second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, that Patrick Henry rose from his pew (third from the front, designated here by the open door) and uttered his famous challenge - "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!".

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Terre Haute, Indiana

Court House, Terre Haute, Ind.

Lake View Park, Terre Haute, Ind.

Iterior St Benedict's Church, Terre Haute, Ind.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Having a snapping good time down in Florida

Colorful Sunset along Florida's Tropical Shores

Sun and Surf Bathing along Florida's colorful beaches

Monday, July 18, 2011

Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology

The Foucault Pendulum which demonstrates the rotation of the earth.  The pendulum swings to and fro always in the same line, while the earth (and therefore the floor) rotates beneath it.  Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution.

The Cable Car, a single truck grip car built in 1888 for the Yesler Way cable line in Seattle, Washington.  The car has a side grip and weighs about 3 1/2 tons.  Railroad Hall, Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Indian Lake, Ohio

Souvenir, Indian Lake
Ohio's Million Dollar Playground

Souvenir, Indian Lake
Ohio's Million Dollar Playground

A shore line view at Indian Lake, Ohio

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Florida Everglades

The Everglades
They, also, can be picturesque.

Friendly alligator in Florida's Everglades National Park.

Royal Palm Hammock
On Tamiami Trail at Junction of Route 92 - to Marco.  17 mi. Southesast of Naples.  92 mi. West of Miami.  Corwin Sea Shells and Coral.  The Hammock Restaurant, Cottages, Overnite & Efficiencies.  Beautiful Beaches.  Nearby Tamiami Trail and Ten Thousand Islands.  Fishing.  Gulf Oil Products.  Tel. Naples - Midway 32143. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Florida Keys

In 1937 the Overseas Road and Bridge Commission acquired 40 miles of abandoned railroad viaducts and roadbed.  these have been converted into highway bridges and a magnificent roadway which stretches for miles over the open sea to Key West, the southernmost city in the U.S.

the Green Turtle (Chelonia mybes) living in the warm water surrounding the Florida Keys, is widely renowned as an article of food and no trip to Florida is complete without eating a delicious green turtle steak.

The warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico merge here underneath the Seven Mile Bridge in the fabulous Florida Keys.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Welcome All!

I just wanted to take a moment to say hello to my new followers (and also to those of you who've been here for a while).  I've been posting for two years now so there are plenty of wonderful things to be discovered with a little digging.  I'm probably about two-thirds of the way through my postcards and I still occasionally pick up "new" ones if something catches my fancy so there's also plenty more to come.  I hope you enjoy.

I would also like to give a big thanks to Pam at House of Hawthornes for her great post calling attention to my little corner of the web.

Mount Vernon, Virginia

The Home of Washington is on the Virginia shore of the Potomac, 16 miles south of the Capital.  The second story end window is of the room in which Washington died.  The window above is of the attic room occupied by Mrs. Washington after her husband's death and chosen because this window overlooked his tomb.

The Banquet Hall, Mount Vernon
The Banquet Hall or "New Room" was completed after the Revolution under Washington's immediate direction.  A glimpse of the Potomac is seen through the open doorway.
Mount Vernon is owned and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, founded 1853 for the preservation of the home and tomb of Washington.

General Washington's Bed Chamber, Mount Vernon
Here, in the room where Washington died, has been assembled a collection of original Mount Vernon furniture.
Mount Vernon is owned and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, founded 1853 for the preservation of the home and tomb of Washington.