Saturday, June 04, 2016
On this "Anything Goes Saturday" we return to Palm Springs in the 1950's! I have a small group of nice Kodachrome slides that I'll be doling out over the next few months.
Palm Springs has been a popular vacation spot for those who love golf, tennis, horseback riding, lounging by a swimming pool, enjoying the view of the nearby mountains and the clean desert air... it's quite a place, as long as you don't mind the heat.
What was I saying about heat? Judging from the coats (and even a scarf), this must be a relatively cool winter day. But look at that brilliant sunshine and vivid blue sky! The ladies like a little color in their wardrobe, while the guys prefer grays, browns, and a little blue if they're feeling adventurous. I wish I knew what the buildings were in the background - I'm guessing it's their hotel. Chances are this is long-gone.
The photographer clearly found the local shops very appealing, as he snapped more than a couple of photos of various establishments. Here's the "Cork and Bottle", in a style I like to call "Mini-Art Deco". Next door is a bar with a TV! Why would anybody want a TV in a bar?! In my day we had puppet shows, and it was good enough for us.
Just a bit further up the street (past Matthew's - whatever that was) we have Dorothy Gray, where (apparently) ladies could buy fashionable clothes for all occasions. I wish I knew where this was exactly, but the town seemed to have a very cute small town vibe.
I hope you have enjoyed these photos of Palm Springs!