Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Century Of Progress Exposition

Electrical Building

Inside the Chinese Lama Temple of Jehol; elaborately carved and colorful.

The Sky Ride at night.  Rocket cars cross the lagoon at a height of 225 feet. 

The Charmingly Oriental Japanese Pavilion and Garden.

The Sears, Roebuck Building, on the Avenue of Flags. 

The Italian Pavilion with its 150 foot tower.

The Swedish Building, a reflection of the Stockholm Exposition.

The Walgreen Building with its revolving tower.

Old Heidelberg Inn, restaurant and rathskeller for World's Fair visitors. 

The Hall of Science in which the basic science exhibits are displayed.

The General Exhibits Building, which houses the exhibits of American manufacturers.

The Hall of Religion, from the Lagoon.

The romantic colorful pageant "Wings of a Century." 

The interior of Fort Dearborn.

The Chrysler Motor Company exhibits and car-testing track.

The General Motors Building, framed by the Aurora Borealis.

Travel and Transport Building, with immense dome supported by "sky hooks." 

Enchanted Island, glorified playground where parents may leave their children.

Federal Building and States Group, an architectural dramatization of national unity.

The colorful Agricultural Building, with the Dairy Building at the left.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cinderella Castle

Today a couple of Walt Disney World Postcards from the 70's and early 80's.

Cinderella Castle - Fantasyland
Glowing warmly at twilight, Cinderella Castle towers 18 stories abote the "happiest land of them all:...Fantasyland.  High inside the castle, guests dine in royal splendor in King Stefan's Banquet Hall.

Cinderella Castle
Beautiful Cinderella Castle, with spires reaching to the sky, marks the gateway to the happiest land of them all...Fantasyland.

Cinderella Castle - Fantasyland
Evening sets on towering Cinderella Castle, gateway to "the happiest land of them all"...Fantasyland.  High inside the castle, guests dine in royal spendor in King Stefan's Banquet Hall.

"Fantasy In The Sky" Fireworks
The sky over the Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle explodes with color in a nightly Disney tradition.  The castle, towering 18 stories high, forms the gateway to "the happiest land of all"...Fantasyland.

King Stefan's Banquet Hall
One of the most talked about dining experiences at Walt Disney World is dining in the medieval splendor of King Stefan's Banquet Hall.  Located high up in Cinderella Castle, King Stefan's Banquet Hall is a masterpiece of period decor - a feast for the eyes as well as the appetite.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Colonial Williamsburg Militia
The Colonial Williamsburg militia fires its two hundred year old Brown Bess muskets from a defensive square.  The Captain and the colors are posted in the center.  The militia drills twice a week in Williamsburg on the Market Square near the restored Magazine.

Perukemaker's Shop, Williamsburg, Virginia
The perukemaker fashions a wig such as was used by eighteenth-century gentlemen on formal occasions.  This is one of Restored Williamsburg's operating Craft Shops, open to the visitor.

Chowning's Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia
This famous Williamsburg alehouse features Brunswick stew, pecan waffles, charcoal-broiled steaks, and draught beer and ale.  Located on Market Square, it is a favorite gathering place for all who relish good food in a unique atmosphere.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Tennessee Aquarium
The Tennessee Aquarium attracts over 1.5 million visitors a year, and is the pinnacle of Chattanooga's riverfront.  The attraction features exhibits including sharks, catfish and other aquatic wildlife.

Chattanooga is located on the Tennessee River providing pristine views such as this.  With the Tennessee Aquarium, the Southern Belle Riverboat, the Creative Discovery Museum and other numerous dining and entertainment activities, the Chattanooga Downtown Waterfront is a fun and exciting place to experience.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga, Tennessee offers waterfront activities including The Southern Belle Riverboat, The Tennessee Aquarium and The Creative Discovery Museum, along with numerous restaurants and shops.

Southern Belle Riverboat
The Southern Belle Riverboat travels daily along the Chattanooga riverfront.  A favorite for both locals and visitors alike, the Belle offers music, dining and entertainment.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cypress Gardens

Guests marvel at the 42 ton horizontal sundial sculptured by Florida Cypress Gardens' artist, Attilio Puglise.

Cypress gardens' new stadium and photo pier where one can enjoy the fabulous water ski show 4 times daily.

Friday, November 23, 2012

North Carolina

Beautiful Lake Toxaway in the mountains of western North Carolina located at Lake Toxaway Estates, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina.

Beautiful Maggie Valley, North Carolina, as seen from U.S. Highway 19 near Socco Gap.  This beautiful valley on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is surrounded by the mountains.

Mount Mitchell Intersection on Blue Ridge Parkway.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey Rose Garden, Hershey, Penna.
"The Boy WIth The Leaking Boot," believed to have been cast originally in Italy more than 100 years ago.  Only 20 others in United States and Canada.  One legend has it that the "boy" was a Civil War drummer boy who carried water in his leaky boot to wounded soldiers on the battlefield.

Majestically, Hotel Hershey sits atop a hill overlooking adjacent Hershey Rose Gardens.  Paul's Scarlet Climbers are on the fence in front of pool.

Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa., one of the nation's most famed resorts.  Recreational facilities include golf, swimming, horse-back riding, tennis.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kapok Tree Inn - Clearwater Florida

A European atmosphere prevails throughout the gardens with many statues and fountains.

Patio dining amid a tropical indoor garden.

The palatial Grand Ball Room provides an atmosphere of European grandeur and splendor.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Capitol
Williamsburg, Virginia
In Virginia's colonial capitol occurred such stirring events as Patrick Henry's "Caesar-Brutus" speech and his defiant resolutions opposing the Stamp Act;  George Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights; and the May 15, 1776, Resolution for Independence that led directly to Philadelphia and the July 4 Declaration.

Williamsburg Inn Swimming Pool
Williamsburg, Virginia
Visitors to Williamsburg who stay at the Williamsburg Inn or Williamsburg Lodge may enjoy the refreshing pleasures provided by this twentieth-century replacement for the old swimming hole.  Framed by velvety grass and luxuriant willows, the Williamsburg Inn Pool offers many hours of unsurpassed recreation during summers warmest days.

Brush-Everard House, Williamsburg, Virginia
The Brush-Everard House, built in 1717, serves as an example of the modest town house of eighteenth-century Williamsburg.  To the rear are found gardens containing the oldest original boxwood plantings in Williamsburg, dating back to colonial days.