Category Archives: Places

Places: The DAIRY FREEZ Restaurant in Essex, ON

The Reaume family has run this establishment since 1954 and it has become an iconic landmark and family destination in Essex County. They serve ice cream, classic American foods, and other treats. But perhaps the coolest contribution (see what I … Continue reading

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Places: Hawaii (Again) Chacksfield Orchestra LP

Before we begin, please check out my previous post containing not one, but two LPs featuring the music of Hawaii. With that done, I’ve turned up another vinyl record exploiting the phenomenon that was Polynesia with it’s culture and music. … Continue reading

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Places: Hawaiian Holiday and Paradise LPs

On August 21st of 1959 the island chain known as Hawaii became the 50th State of America. And then began the other 49 State’s love affair with all things Polynesian! Americans flocked to Hawaii in droves to soak up the … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: A Pictorial Study in Perspective

I like to play with perspective when I take pictures. Sometimes that means the art of showing objects so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other, and other times … Continue reading

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Places: ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ Promotional Booklet

Old promotional booklets are a wonderful way to see what a place in the world was like ‘back in the day’, as it were. Hawaii has always been an exotic location that many want to visit, me included, but likely … Continue reading

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Commonwealth of Dominica Music-themed Disney Stamps

The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island country in the Caribbean. Dominica has been nicknamed the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” for its natural environment. Hey, it’s in the Caribbean. Duh! And they are now known for this set of music-themed Disney stamps. … Continue reading

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Celebration, Florida Promotional Brochure

“The Town That Disney Built“. We visited this wonderful, idyllic, Disney town in 2014. Of course, by then, Disney had sold it off and had washed its hands of the project. The Mouse House does tend to do things like … Continue reading

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Republic of Maldives ‘First Day of Issue’ Stamps

Republic of Maldives is an archipelagic country in the Indian subcontinent of Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometers (470 miles; 400 nautical miles) from the Asian continent’s mainland. It is comprised of a chain of 26 atolls. And apparently, … Continue reading

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Places: Royal Beach Driftwood Sculptures

Royal Beach is on Vancouver Island just 20 minutes outside of Victoria., BC. It is being developed as a destination for seaside living. To entice buyers there is a very nice beach area with wonderful driftwood sculptures. We visited recently … Continue reading

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Things: BIG Things on Vancouver Island in BC

At the time of this post, we are wrapping up our visit to Vancouver Island. We have driven from one end of the Island to the other (sort of) and seen many wonderful things! And then there have been some … Continue reading

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