Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Art of the Art Deco

I truly have a lot of obsessions loves:  wooled creatures, urban homesteading, traveling, decorating, food revolution, food in general, art deco anything, abandoned amusement parks, and pretending I'm a photog.  

This is Glen Echo Park (near D.C.)
Re-opened as an event destination (p.s. AWESOME use of local history and space), Glen Echo Park time warps visitors back to the era of swingin' jazz, mary janes, and pop style. 
The carousel  has been re-furbished and, apparently is the perfect spot for local wedding pictures. 
The amusement park's museum and buildings sing songs of the decades  before. 
Details of politically incorrect and lovely kitsch.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hop On Hop Off

Meanwhile in Baltimore...
This is the silliest and most amazing crosswalk I've ever hopped across.
and a new, fun, jungle-gym-like bus stop.  If I hashtagged, I'd be putting #revitalizationefforts.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tearin' Up the Soo

Perfect summer trips include going back to the North Country.  
(I spent most of my days at home with family, but there was a second to Tear up the Soo.... yes, this is an inside joke which will always make me laugh.)

Meet my hometown. 
See that little white church, which is now used for the theatre guild?  That steeple is there courtesy of my grandpa's carpentry skills and was the steeple under which all the Svenska people, like my kinfolk, gathered. 
Breaths of fresh air and blue skies over the rivers and lakes mingle with the heavy (and delicious) aroma of the drive ins.  
"And when I had nothing else to do, I spent my weekends tearin' up the Soo." 

Signs of my past... Fudgie lane and the defunct Haunted Depot. 

Summers in da Soo, seeing my life-long pal, and the wagging of puppy tails make me think I could make that my home again...  thoughts to ponder.  

Some Places Are Just Cheesy...

...Meanwhile in Wisconsin...
Whiskers is just selling his cheese curds (squeaky cheese). 


Pardon me for lack of posts, I've been enjoying the sun on my face.