Stunning images of the Doo-wop era motels making a resurgence in New Jersey beach town Wildwood as tourists opt for simple vacations from a by-gone age.
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Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. (Ecclesiastes 7:10)
“Retro motels that arose in the 1950s and 1960s are seeing a resurgence in American tourists longing for a simpler vacation.
Doo Wop motels born in the era have come back into style in the past few years.
Through a rare combination of economics, geography and chance, the island of Wildwood in New Jersey contains a national treasure: the highest combination of mid-century modern hospitality architecture.
These hotels embrace a retro style of looping neon signs, plastic palm trees, cheap mini-golf courses and simple living spaces.
Industrial design professor, Mark Havens, spent 10 years capturing the tourist destination before most of them disappeared for his book Out of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods, which was published by Booth-Clibborn Editions.
And though many of the hotels have since been demolished, the kitschy architecture and unadorned accommodations remind vacationers of a more simple by-gone era.” – Dailymail.com
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Sunday, September 17, 2017