Last month, California began lifting some of the lockdown restrictions. My husband & I decided to take a day trip to the Seal Beach pier. Near the pier is the Red Car museum. Unfortunately, it’s closed due to the pandemic but it is a bright catchy sight.
The description from their website says this car was in operation until 1950. More information here.
This is in response to Becky’s April Squares challenge of Bright. The challenge is to find some brightness this month–and that’s something we all need more of. More information is at Becky’s site.
This is another square for Becky’s January Squares challenge. She posted a teacup through her lens ball and it reminded me of a teacup I had in my archives.
Last year I’d attended a fund-raiser tea at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. The event was to raise money for the restoration of the Empress Josephine’s coronation garments. You can see the details here: FIDM Museum Blog: Empress Joséphine’s Coronation Ensemble
We had a tour of the gallery afterwards. The train worn by Empress Josephine is shown beneath the painting of the coronation. It gave all of us shivers to see the actual garment; it was so beautiful.
Here is what the garments look like that they were intending to restore; you can see what a huge project they were undertaking.
I understand it will be several years before the garments are fully restored. I hope there will be a full exhibit at the museum once they’re done.
We visited Old Colorado City, a part of Colorado Springs, this month. It’s an old west style town with lots of character and charm. We had a delicious dinner at the Italian Bistro Paravicini’s; I highly recommend it. After dinner, we walked the town and enjoyed the charm of it all.
We visited this great old mining town in Apache Junction AZ as the sun was setting. The hills were ablaze and the town charming. Unfortunately, everything was closed up for the day; so it is definitely a place to revisit. The website is at http://goldfieldghosttown.com/ for more information. The amount of old equipment on display was incredible; I found it all fascinating.