Monday, January 3, 2011

Old Carriage House

Happy New Year Blogland. I am starting this year with hopes to post more often. I have not blogged in a long time, and will have to amit that most of my free pc time was on facebook. My 2010 was filled with a lot of day trips. And I hope to be sharing them this year.


My dear hubby and I had done a lot of daytripping and on this particular day, we went to RI. We found this lovely pull off and decided to walk the path in the woods.

Who would have thought that as we walked along the ocean lined path. We would come across a beautiful old carriage house. I found it so very interesting that I took so many photos. It was such a wonderful day.


This is my husband Paul looking thru a hole in part of the stone wall. The stone wall had to have been quite the piece in its day. I am sure it has seen many ocean storms.

This is the view from the beach.

couldn't you imagine being inside working and looking out at a view such as this???

I just love the way this photo of the round window came out. I just love the ocean and would have loved to seen this place when it was all in tact.

It was a weird feeling as I went in thru the open door.....you could see where a fireplace had once been. Remnants of a fire that must of been from some kids partying in there.

This photo was taken in the back....it really is a beautiful old wreck. We made a return visit a couple weeks later with some friends. There was a gentleman in a wheel chair sketching the building.

I just know I will be back again this spring, as I want to go with my sister and her husband.


Hugs and warm wishes,


Ellen







1 comment:

Shirley said...

Oh I can't wait to visit this wonderful place. Can spring come fast enough?
Happy to see you back in blogland..time to start a new year!
Hugs,
Cupid..and friends..

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Birth:

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Death:

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons