⦿Vintage postcards : trains in orange groves

Once upon a time, you could ride a train right through the orange groves in Southern California

The Super Chief was one of the named passenger trains and the flagship of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.  The streamliner was named “The Train of the Stars” because
of the various celebrities it carried between Chicago and Los Angeles.  




Florida had one too: the Orange Blossom Special,  between New York City and Miami.
      Found on
 About my Trains.
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⦿ Bob Dylan’s birthday~2 songs

It’s  Bob’s = 80th = Birthday !   (why do I suddenly feel so Very OLD.)
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2  Fine  songs !   Most  of  the Time (Oh Mercy 1990) Things  Have  Changed  (from the film Wonder Boys, 2000) 

⦿ Happy Land ~1943 film. . . . . . . . . . Don Ameche, Harry Morgan

1943 film.   A  drama of a father dealing, through an unusual process, with the tragedy
of his son killed in WW2.   
Don Ameche, Frances Dee, and a young Harry Morgan
Harry Carey as Grandpa
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⦿Just Like Heaven~The Cure live, 2004

One of my all time favorite songs in a live performance from 2004.
Some people react to Robert Smith’s appearance, which has zero to do
with his talents as a songwriter & musician.  He is an individual who lives
as he chooses
with no apologies.
 
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⦿ What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)~~Junior Walker 1969

Another great oldie that’s like a time capsule of emotion. I remember how I felt then,
the things I thought about, and how my room looked in the dawn as I got ready for
school with the radio on.

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⦿Elmer Bernstein – ‘Hollywood & the Stars’ theme

The memorable beautiful theme by Elmer Bernstein for the tv show ‘Hollywood and the Stars’, 1963-64;
also used for a time at the Academy Awards.  A lovely piece of music that so many remember and love.

  To me it evokes a haunting melancholy,  yet at the same time a majestic grandeur..
Bernstein was a prolific composer, with 200+ well-known film & television themes and scores in 50+ years,
for a wide scope of projects : dramas, comedies and westerns — the iconic Magnificent Seven theme, for one.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer_Bernstein
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⦿Palácio da Pena~Sintra, Portugal

Sintra Portugal-in the forest alt view
 I  love-love-love this photo !  It looks like something in a fairy-tale . . enchanting.

These places are in the hidden gardens of the Palácio da Pena ~ Sintra, Portugal.
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Sintra Portugal-the path   Sintra Portugal secret gazebo
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Sintra Portugal hidden stairs

Sintra Portugal - lake tower

Palacio da Pena Sintra Portugal

   . .              thanks to my lovely Portuguese friend  Teresa !
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⦿ Nazis in the house

 I was remembering the time years ago when I was in France on a 2 month working vacation. A young man we worked with graciously took us to his family’s country home in a town near Paris  for a weekend.  (I’ve forgotten the name of the town).  His lovely mother still lived there, as she had as a young newlywed when the Nazis  occupied France in 1941.  Her husband was off  fighting in the war, it was just she and her mother in the house. 
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She told me that one day 4 or 5 Nazis came along the country road, barging into houses at will  ‘because they could’.  In her house they demanded a meal to be prepared, with the best wine, as they ransacked the house.  They opened books, inspected photos, opened all cabinets and drawers, etc.  They took jewelry, some other small family heirlooms, liquor, and cash, and flicked cigar ashes on her rugs…. just being the a–hole  pigs that Nazis were.  So it was not only Jews who were targeted, it was anyone they pleased to terrorize, including 2 frightened women alone… just ‘because they could’.
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As this sweet lady was telling me about the incident she began to weep and sob.  At that point it had been many years since that day, but to her it was like yesterday.  My heart ached for her.  And  I realized I was in the very same room where  actual Nazis had stood, a living history — that blew my mind !

.no Nazis !
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⦿ Buzzin’ Fly -Tim Buckley 1969

A beautiful & sweet emotional love song by Tim Buckley from the Happy Sad  album, 1969.
A sad ending from a heroin overdose in 1975, only 28 yrs old.
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Buzzin’ Fly
I wanna know  everything about you …I wanna know  everything about you…
What makes ya smile, what makes ya wild,  what makes ya love me this way,  Darlin’  I wanna know. . . 
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⦿Jefferson Airplane ~ She Has Funny Cars & It’s No Secret

because  I  like  the  classic oldies.
R.I.P.  Paul  Jan 2016 …. R.I.P.  Marty  Sept 2018

     She  Has  Funny  Cars .  from Surrealistic Pillow 1966  Flash ! Paradise
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     It’s  No  Secret 

 

             Paul,  Grace  &  Marty  1966
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⦿I’m Every Woman –Chaka Khan & Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White

Youngsters take note– this is how it’s done,  1970s  old school

 CHAKA KHAN – I’m Every Woman   ‘Chaka Khan – Chaka Khan – Chaka Khan’
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BARRY WHITE  – Can’t Get Enough of Your Love    
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⦿ Detour ~1945 film noir. . .. . . . . . Tom Neal, Ann Savage

  Tom Neal before his boozey downfall and manslaughter conviction….

In 1992, Detour was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry
by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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⦿Daddy Sang Bass~Johnny Cash live @San Quentin 1969

‘Daddy sang bass, Mama sang tenor, me & little brother would join right in there. . ‘
the 1969 San Quentin concert.   Carl Perkins wrote the song !
I first heard this song, Johnny w/ the Carter Family,  long ago late at night, on a powerful
vintage Zenith table radio – on a 50K watt country station, coming in from UTAH  to California. 

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⦿ the Oortman Dollhouse

 An amazing  300+ yr old  dollhouse. !

 Petronella Oortman  was a Dutch woman whose extraordinarily elaborate dollhouse
is displayed as part of the permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum 
in Amsterdam.
Built between 1686 and 1710, it features marble floors, porcelain 
dishes  and
specially commissioned artwork.

Her dollhouse was the inspiration for the 2014 novel The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
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   ”The Dollhouse of Petronella Oortman’    painting by Jacob Appel (1710)
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⦿ Cabinets of Curiosity

Cabinets of Curiosity – vintage art:  Joseph Cornell, 1930s-40s
Joseph Cornell’s best-known works are glass-fronted boxes into
…. which he 
arranged Victorian bric-a-brac, old photographs,
……. dime-store trinkets, and other found elements. 

 

 

 




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⦿The Gentleman’s Surprise Chair

The  Gentleman’s  ‘Surprise  Chair’   circa 1888

Found on Reddit.
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⦿Dancers of the Casino de Paris

Dancers of the Casino de Paris ~ costumes
The Casino de Paris is one of the most well known music halls of Paris, with

a history dating back to the 18th century.   These hand-coloured postcards
depict some of the colourful and bizarre costumes from around 1915-1920.
There are other spectacular Casino de Paris costumes not shown here because ‘NSFW’

   

    

     

     

    
….Moulin Rouge..………………………………………………………..  Folies Bergere
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⦿ Bugs Bunny ~ Naughty Gun

‘How simply dreadful !  Did I hurt you with my naughty gun?’
Bugs Bunny in drag    w/Daffy Duck & Elmer Fudd  from ‘Rabbit Fire’ 1951
  . . . . this just makes me laugh every time
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⦿ Let’s Rub Noses Like the Eskimoses ~ Porky Pig 1939

‘Let’s Rub Noses Like the Eskimoses’
There’s a nice land known as Iceland, living there is swell,
That’s where those frozen people dwell.
One supposes rubbing noses saves them lots of heat
Boy, how they’re making both ends meet!

Oh, let’s rub noses like the Eskimoses,
That’s a northern custom turns winter into spring
Each polar guy’s a hero when it’s under zero
You can always trust them to do that certain thing

When the band is playing Nola at the Polar Ball
You won’t find a blue schnozola anywhere at all
Let’s rub noses like the Eskimoses
Don’t you know that’s Eskimo for “I love you”?
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⦿ Sitting Pretty — 1948 film . . . . . . . . Mr Belvedere

Clifton Webb (Mr Belvedere),  Maureen O’Hara,  Robert Young
31:05 – 33:08 for  the baby, Mr Belvedere &  the famous oatmeal scene
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⦿The Moon is Blue – 1953 film

   .Maggie McNamara, William Holden, David Niven
    This one was hard to find for free, but success at last !

at 52:07 ~ David Niven & the popovers :: ‘Weren’t those popovers gooood?’
 . . . .           Found on ‘the Wayback Machine’    https://archive.org/
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⦿the Art Deco Paramount Theater ~ Oakland, California

  

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Oakland’s Paramount Theater is one of the finest remaining examples of  Art Deco
design
in the United States, completed in 1931. After its initial brief blaze of  movie
palace glory in
the 30’s, this remarkable auditorium suffered  three decades of neglect
and decline until
its rescue by the Oakland Symphony and Ballet, the City of Oakland
and private donors.
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 A painstaking and authentic restoration was completed in 1973, and in 1977  was
declared a National Historic Landmark. 
The theater hosts a year-round schedule
of events and concerts.
   Website 
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There are 2 other Art Deco theaters in Oakland ::
……….                    …..         ….    the  Fox     &     the  Grand  Lake  

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 I saw Easy Rider here  on its opening day


photo credits : French photographer  Franck Bohot
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⦿The Ancient Lights Windows

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An intriguing phrase. . .
On many old brick buildings around London  are signs saying  ‘Ancient Lights‘  marked  beneath
individual windows. The phenomenon is not unique to London. The signs can be found in Dorset,
Kent, and other places across England.  What are they?
‘Ancient Lights’ or the ‘Right to Light’ is an English property law that gives house owners the right
to receive natural light from and through a window  if that particular window has been receiving
light uninterrupted for  20 years.
Once a person gains the right to ancient lights, an owner of the adjoining land cannot obscure them,
such as by erecting a building, raising a wall or planting trees.
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⦿ Vintage matchbox art

. . . . . . . . .  . .. Mostly from Japan, India & Sweden.
. There were thousands of different pictures used in production.

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      ..match 2   match 1


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⦿ Morris vintage vehicles

  I love the old Morris vehicles, especially the Minor,  the trucks & vans too
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 . . .. . .  Going for a drive . . . 
  ..Morris inside looking out


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Morris Minor 1000 '69  morris maroon conv

. . . . . . . .. ..  . . . . morris minor sedan 1950

. . . . . . .  . . . . . . . .Morris Minor 61. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . .      . . .  Morris van
……………………….     . how  cool  is  this !  

morris woody    morris truck 2

morris minor woody blue   morris minor woody red
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……….. . . . . ……..  ….. . . . .Dashboards   &   Dials

morris minor dash yellow   morris minor interior red


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 morris minor wood dash

 

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morris minor dash 1969   morris interior 2

morris minor guage dial    morris hood 2  . Morris dash dial

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⦿Vintage Color Photos Ireland 1890-1900

 Photochrom prints of Ireland taken between 1890 and 1900 and organized
by county, 
courtesy of the Library of Congress.

=County Antrim=
Royal Avenue, Belfast
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While Belfast’s main shopping district was a popular target of IRA attacks
in the 1970s and ’80s,most of the buildings in this image are still standing
after all this time.

Rustic Bridge in Glenariff
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With its picturesque trees and waterfalls, Glenariff Forest Park is a popular
tourist destination these days.The area is nicknamed “Queen of the Glens”,
the largest and most beautiful glen in the county.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
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Amazingly, this rope bridge linking Carrick Island to the mainland is still in use.
It has become a major tourist attraction. It has been redesigned and improved
over the years to make it safer.

Portrush
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While the beaches of Portrush are still a draw for tourists, the town is now also
known for its dance clubs and Barry’s Amusements, the largest amusement park
in Northern Ireland.

Giant’s Causeway
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You might recognize this famous icon from the cover of  Led Zeppelin’s
Houses of the Holy. The weird natural design is the result of an ancient volcanic
eruption. The hot lava cooled so fast  that it created deep, giant cracks  that
eventually  broke into the columns seen today.

=County Wicklow=
Vale of Avoca
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The River Avoca flows only through the County Wicklow, where it starts off as
two distinct rivers, then flows together at one point, known as the Vale of Avoca.
This vale is located inside the town of Avoca, pictured here.

Poulaphouca Fall
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The entire center of County Wicklow is made up of the Wicklow Mountains,
which are naturally adorned with a number of rivers and stunning waterfalls
like this one. This particular waterfall no longer exists since the Poulaphouca
Reservoir was completed in 1940.

Bray
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Up until the mid-1700s, Bray was a sleepy fishing village, but as the people
of Dublin started to seek sanctuary outside the crowded city,  the town’s
population grew quickly. By the mid-1800s the town had become the largest
seaside resort in the country.  These days, Bray is home to the country’s only
dedicated  film studios, Ardmore Studio, which has produced such classics
as Excalibur and Braveheart.

The Dargle Bridge
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The River Dargle is named An Deargail in Gaelic, which translates to “little
red spot.” While it’s not obvious in this picture, the name is a reference to the
fact that most rocks in the river are tinted red.

=County Dublin=
Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
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This beautiful hotel opened  in 1824   and is still open for business, currently
operating under the banner of Marriott International. The hotel even played an
important role in Irish history.  In 1922, it served as the meeting place for the
creators of the Irish Constitution. Room 112, where it was drafted, is now
fittingly known as The Constitution Room.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
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Officially known as  the Cathedral of the Blessed  Virgin Mary and St. Patrick,
this icon of Ireland was founded in 1191 and now serves as the National Cathedral
of Ireland. It also holds the record for the tallest church in Ireland, boasting a
spire that stands 140 feet tall.

Phoenix Park, Dublin
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The obelisk in the background is the Wellington Monument, found in Phoenix
Park, Dublin. It is the tallest obelisk in Europe, dedicated to the great deeds
of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.

=County Cork=
Roches Royal Hotel, Glengarriff Harbor
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While this particular hotel may no longer be in business, the small town of
Glengarriff (pop. 800) is still a popular tourist destination of seaside views
paired with high mountain peaks and quaint peat bogs scattered across the town.

Glengarriff Harbor
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The town is named for the Glengarriff Forest, Gleann Garbh in Gaelic, which
means “rough glen.” The forest is indeed home to a rough glen and some of
the oldest oak and birch groves left in Ireland.

Blackrock Castle
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Blackrock Castle  was originally constructed as a fort intended to keep away
pirates and other potential threats. While a few remains of the original building
still stand, most  was destroyed in a fire in 1827 and replaced with the current
structure that was completed in 1829. While the castle was used for a variety
of purposes throughout the ages,  it now serves as Ireland’s first interactive
astronomy center, which is open to the public.

=County Waterford=
Dungarven Bridge and Harbor
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The Gaelic name for this city is Dún Garbháin, which translates to “Garbhan’s
fort”, referring to Saint Garbhan who founded a church there in the seventh
century.  These days, Dungarven is the administrative center of County Waterford.

The Quays, Waterford
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Waterford is the oldest city in all of Ireland, established back in 914. One thousand
years later the city is still the fifth largest in the country. These days, Waterford is
best known for its crystal. Sadly, Waterford Crystal shut down its factory in 2009
after operating in the town for 225 years.Guests can visit the  Waterford Crystal
Visitor Center.

=County Kerry=
Ross Castle, Killarney

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This stunning castle looks largely the same now as it did back when this picture
was taken, despite the recent renovations that have allowed it to become open
to the public. In the late 1400s, this castle was one of the strongest military posts
in the country.   In fact, during the Irish Confederate Wars of the 1600s, it was
one of the last castles to surrender; the leader of the battle only did so after the
castle was attacked via water—something no one inside the stronghold saw coming.

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⦿I’m an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grand & Soda Fountain Baby ……….. Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

Dan Hicks passed away  6Feb2016  . . best known in the San Francisco area
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Soda Fountain Baby 
~Flip Wilson Show ’72 . . delightful Maryann is on the left in the white top

Dan Hicks HotLicks

           (photo: Swing That Cat).  Maryann on the left

originally posted 2013

⦿Vintage 1920s perfume ads ~ Roger & Gallet and Mavis

..vintage perfume roger & gallet blue carnation

                             Roger  &  Gallet,  Paris

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jade perfume ad with birds.  vintage perfume Fred Packer talc
.    Roger & Gallet – Jade  ⇐. .                          .   Mavis Perfume~Vivaudou, Paris .
………………………………………   the artist is Fred Packer
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. . . .. . . Henry Clive

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௹Vintage costume head wear ~(what IS that on her head ?)

vintage exotic headdress vintage headdress egyptian

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.vintage headdress 10vintage french weird costume  …………………………………………………………………. . . . . . . . ………….. .. . . . .  . . .    fuzzball antenna ! 

   vintage headdress 14 wtf<<  and  yikes ! — wtf !

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 . ..  Rain  &   Moon   –  exquisite vintage costumes.

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 . . . all images via pinterest.com