Tag: tourism

Photograph of South of the Border, 1970s

Photograph of South of the Border, 1970s

Photography
I can't even remember the last time I stopped by South of the Border, one of the premier tourist traps on the U.S. eastern seaboard. I'm thinking it was probably the mid-'80s, on a drive between New Jersey and Florida for one of my many summer vacations in the Sunshine State. It is, to say the least, an odd site on the highway between North and South Carolina. Here's a photo of how it looked on approach during the 1970s. Click for a larger version. Plenty parking in rear! Notice, if you will, a few vintage gas station signs -- namely an old Shell logo and the American torch logo, the latter of which has since been supplanted by the Amoco brand. There's also a sign for Phillips 66, which is as unchanging as ever.
Gray Flannel Fotos: The Ten Commandments in Lake George

Gray Flannel Fotos: The Ten Commandments in Lake George

Photography
Here's a classic from the archives that I just got around to processing. It was taken in the Valley View Chapel, located on Route 9N in Ticonderoga, New York. I and Mrs. Suit happened upon this while driving around on vacation in Lake George several years ago, on a crisp autumn afternoon. The chapel, which was founded in 1901, sits adjacent to a cemetery. It's not evident from this photograph, but the chapel appears to be little more than a tourist attraction at this point. The doors were all left wide open (this was October, mind you) and dead leaves fluttered all around the small chapel. Still, most of the structure and furniture appear to be in decent shape. I shot this because I always love the look of stained glass in churches, and the design on this one is simple yet striki...