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Dec 31, 2012

"ON THE TOWN"

On NEW YEARS EVE, 1975/1976 I moved to MANHATTAN, Greenwich Village, West Village on Jane Street.  The temperature was cold. I remember Snow Flurries that night.  How exciting for a New York arrival.  I spent New Years Eve with good friends just Uptown of Times Square. Could see the crowd in the Square from the windows of the Penthouse apt. high above the mob in the street.  Great View. Good Times.  Nice being Young.  Wow!~Long Time ago. 
         
 <HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013>
This is my favorite meeting spot in the "Big Apple".  Everyone knows this Atlas Landmark in Rockefeller Center.  Meet you there.  Hope you enjoy the visit.
Wow! someone had the same idea for a Happy New Year Greeting over 100 years ago.
                                                                    
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         "ON THE TOWN"
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We will arrive at La Guardia Field
early.
                             LOOKING AT DOWNTOWN SKYLINE
FROM UNDER BROOKLYN BRIDGE
When I was a young man back in the mid 70s
I lived in Manhattan for 3 exciting and wonderful years
Haven't been back for a visit in ages.
In the past any visit to N.Y. started with a visit to
ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
5TH AVENUE AND 50TH STREET

Lets see now.  While visiting the Big Apple we will need a place to crash.
There are a few places midtown that will be fantastic.


WALDORF ASTORIA
NEW YORK
Would love to.
Maybe next time.



HOTEL NEW YORKER
Where night turns into play
THE TERRACE ROOM
Now that sounds like fun.

THE GOTHAM
I actually worked in the Gotham back in the 70s. 
I taught Ballroom and Disco at Fred Astaire Studio
on the Mezzanine
While in midtown we may as well have a walk through Central Park
5TH AVENUE HOTELS AND BUILDINGS
NEAR PLAZA IN CENTRAL PARK
A great place for a carriage ride.

CENTRAL PARK AT 59TH STREET
SAVOY PLAZA  SHERRY NETHERLANDS  PIERRE AND PLAZA
I was lucky enough to spend a week in the Plaza many years ago when I was working in Regional Theatre.  We did a show in Boston for Civitan International and they put us up in the Plaza after for a treat.
Yes it was quite nice.
We got hooked up with a preview private screening of the upcoming movie
"THATS ENTERTAINMENT"


SCENE IN CENTRAL PARK
one of my favorite spots
I always loved watching the sailboats on the pond in the Park
The Zoo
Conservatory lake
The Lake and Boat House


Dec 30, 2012

A BITE TO EAT


WALP'S RESTAURANT
AND GUEST HOUSE
ON U.S. NO. 22 BETWEEN
ALLENTOWN AND BETHLEHEM, PA.

CLUB BREAKFASTS
LUNCHES .40
DINNERS  .70
STEAKS - CHOPS
FOUNTAIN SERVICE
24 HOUR SERVICE

Dec 29, 2012

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, Bought the Post card



MONTEZUMA CASTLE, ARIZONA
It is hard to believe that it is not a recently build structure.  It is in such perfect condition.  I was totally awe struck.
Visit the Park at the link below.

Dec 28, 2012

FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

The vegitation or plant life in Florida has always amazed me.  Even just a normal palm tree. Think about it, its basically a stick with some plumage at the top.  How does that happen?  Anyway a travelers palm has an unusual growth pattern also.  It fans out like a hand with fingers all in a straight line.  Pretty much looks like a senoritas fan. We also know them here in Florida as White Bird of Paradise.  Notice the blooms above the head of the lady. 
Travelers Palm in Florida
Follow the link below 
for a brief discriptive article about the Travelers Palm.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenala


Dec 27, 2012

HAPPY HOUR

THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHAMPAGNE GLASS,
sparkling with a never-ending flow of bubbles, can be seen in the beautiful Cocktail Lounge of the Bowl Bar.  Six new aileys are open for summer bowling.  Breakfasts and lunches are served at our modern sandwich counter.
Bowl Bar
WISCONSIN DELLS
WISCONSIN

Let's go Hang out, bowl a few games and get drunk.
Sound like fun?
We can even sober up with a cup of Coffee at the modern sandwich counter.


Dec 26, 2012

VACANCY


HENRY'S MOTEL
MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY
On U.S. 41 South

Tourist Motor Court and Gas "Filling" Station
I just love these old Service Stations they are so nostalgic.
Do you remember when you could see Oil cans displayed for sale stacked in a pyramid outside.  Times have certainly changed.
Check out the Coca Cola logo sign on the roof.


Dec 25, 2012

SEASONS GREETINGS

We have delicious ornaments on our trees at Christmas time in Florida
I want to wish everyone a Very
MERRY CHRISTMAS
&
A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2013
MICHAEL
This is another Christmas Card by E.G. Barnhill. Both cards I have show are early cards by Barnhill printed in Saxony.

Dec 24, 2012

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS


E.G. Barnhill specialized in publishing post cards, greeting cards and pictorial  photography of Florida from 1914-1932.  The printing of his early cards was done in Germany.  He published, photographed, and hand colored his cards himself.  Most of his cards were printed by the Albertype Company of New York.
He met Edward S. Curtis when he was still in his late teens.  While working with Curtis, he learned the "goldtoning" photo process using uranium dyes.  He experimented with this process from 1914 until the mid 1920s. 
In his early adulthood, E.G. Barnhill traveled a good bit in search of employment.  He had acquired skills of the photographic trade from his father and was an apprentice to a prominent photographer in Palm Beach, Florida in his early years.  He quickly became a celebrated photographer, and at the age of  nineteen established his own business in St. Petersburg, Florida, which he operated for many years.

Dec 23, 2012

HOLIDAY GREETINGS


Card above card posted from Somerset, Ohio, 1929

The card on the left has no date but the one on the right
is dated Dec. 10, 1913

Top card "Christmas Joy" is dated 1914 and the one above was posted in 1911


These two cards were mailed in 1914


These two cards were posted in 1911


The card on the left is post marked 1905
The card on the right was sent in 1915



Dec 22, 2012

POINSETTIAS IN FLORIDA


MERRY CHRISTMAS

AND A VERY
HAPPY NEW YEAR


I don't notice them any more but I had a neighbor in Miami that had a giant bush in her front garden for years.
Maybe they fell prey to Hurricanes I'm not sure.

Dec 21, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Take a look.  I received this work of art in the mail the other day. 
It was sent to me for the Post Card Club I belong to. 
I have to find out more about Steve & Patty Howell.
This is spectacular don't you think?
                                         Best wishes to Steve & Patty
Where did they come up with all this material?  I have only recently started noticing how beautiful Christmas Seals are.  They have included 4 fantastic ones. One is dated 1931 one 1954 another 1960 and finally 0ne from 1970.  Also included 3 great Christmas usps stamps and a couple wonderful cancellations.  The card itself is a vintage Christmas Greeting card ca. 1920s.
Greeting on front:
MERRY CHRISTMAS
And if good wishes good can bring.
Mine are with you in everything.
Glad to share this with my club members and with you.
This is the first Christmas seal I came across and was captured by it. 
It is from 1927 and the artwork is by Maxfield Parrish.
I have a couple more now.

Here are two other Christmas seals I found
1941 & 1945



FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

FLORIDA FUN -- PICKING ORANGES

Remember when life used to be simple and so innocent?

HAPPY HOUR

NEW COCKTAIL LOUNGE AND BAR -- AIR CONDITIONED
HOTEL CASEY, SCRANTON, PA.
A link below to a great article on the Hotel Casey
from the Scranton Times, August, 26, 1909
http://www.scwhitegenealogy.com/kennedy/casey-hotel.html

Dec 19, 2012

VACANCY

PONCE DE LEON HOTEL
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA
Located at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Commerce Street, within easy walking distance of business and shopping district and of theaters which accessibility is so desirable. Every street car and every highway route passing through the city run within two squares of the Ponce de Leon, 200 beautiful outside rooms, each with individual bath, circulating ice water and electric fan.

Dec 17, 2012

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, Bought the Post Card

Fairyland Service Station
at the Entrance of Rock City Atop Lookout Mountain



The Incline railway up Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ruby Falls, 145 Ft. High, 1120 Ft. Below Surface of Earth
Lookout Mountain Cave
 High Falls, Stone Face, Sky Bridge and Lovers Leap
SEE SEVEN STATES
TENNESSEE, KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, N.CAROLINA, S.CAROLINA, GEORGIA, ALABAMA
Along the Enchanted Trail
1000 Ton Balanced Rock

Swing along Bridge
FAIRYLAND CAVERNS