The Belle Shore Apartment Hotel

Built in 1929, this Art Deco apartment hotel is located in the Bryn Mawr Historic District at Bryn Mawr and Winthrop Avenues.  It certainly is a beauty, isn’t it?  I love all the different glazed terracotta tiles used in its facade!

Image courtesy Wikipedia Commons

While walking down Bryn Mawr one sunny day recently, I took a few more-detailed images.

Belle Shore Apartment Hotel Sign

Belle Shore Apartment Hotel Entrance

While working with these two shots, I thought it would be nice to see what they would look like now if I had been able to take them back in the early 1930s.  So…I ‘played’ and came up with some fine sepia tone prints, which look as if they might have been hidden away in an old shoe box on the closet shelf.

Playing with doors…

…in my neighborhood.

What better thing to do than play in Photoshop (TM) on a lazy summer Saturday morning?

Lake Manor  Copyright 2012

Here is the original:

Greens and the Garage Door  Copyright 2012

And the original:

To all of you…

…who still have a Mother:  Please treat her well and kindly; she is the only Mother you will ever have.

My own, Anastasia (a name she hated), has been gone for over thirty years.  If I could have her here, for only one moment, I would tell her again, “I love you.”

Yellow roses were her favorite, the color of hope…those I placed upon her casket so very long ago….

Yellowed Roses  Copyright 2012

May all Mothers enjoy their happiest Mothers’ Day EVER!