Friday, October 28, 2016

POTD: Summer Colony for the Rich and Famous

From 2016 09 04 Bar Harbor
Today's photo-of-the-day is from Bar Harbor, Maine.
By 1880, there were 30 hotels. Tourists were arriving by train and ferry to the Gilded Age resort that would rival Newport, Rhode Island. The rich and famous tried to outdo each other with entertaining and estates. A glimpse of their lifestyles was available from the Shore Path, a walkway skirting waterfront lawns. Yachting, garden parties, and carriage rides up Cadillac Mountain were popular diversions. Others enjoyed horse-racing. President William Howard Taft played golf. Bar Harbor become synonymous with elite wealth.
And then there was us.

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