The Life and Times of the American Motel #15


Shalimar Motel (Wildwood, NJ)

6 comments:

estiv said...

If only reality had such lovely colors so neatly composed.

Gerard Saylor said...

That is a fantastic photo.

Tommy O'C said...

Idyllic.

Christopher said...

ah..so relaxing.. a night swim and a good nights sleep

marietta said...

A nice foto ,very claen,but the most amerik.motels have sometimes a weird empty ambience.This remins me on the paintings of Edward Hopper.

Bob said...

I remember "The Beachcomber" in Pompano. It was this pink stucco and white concrete lattice job on Ocean Blvd. The owners were retirees from Milwaukee, and they had a house right on the beach.

Each suite had two bedrooms, and a kitchenette. There was maid who was a Haitian refugee and practiced voodoo. She once sprinkled corn on me yelled at me. "Make sure you be'gwine t'church, an'lissen to yer mudder an'fadder!"

I was only eight, so it made a great impression.

At lunch, we used to walk across the canal to this awesome deli. I didn't know there was anything else to Florida, and I didn't care.