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Honfleur Vintage Carousel

Honfleur in Normandy has been a vacation destination for over a century hosting artists, families and those looking for a seaside respite.  While the town is inherently cute with its tall, plaster and beam medieval style houses, the community comes alive at the onset of Spring.  Outdoor cafes spring up and street vendors pour onto the wide docks.  But there is one feature that really signals the arrival of Spring – the antique carousel!  When I visited in March it had just re-opened and was taking the first visitors of the year on a colorful (albeit chilly) ride.

Honfleur's vintage carousel

A sign that Winter is over – Honfleur’s vintage carousel!

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Vintage Travel Posters

Classic travel posters of the 1920-1940s have got to be some of the most gorgeous but overlooked pieces of art ever.  Combining both travel nostalgia and crisp graphic design, the images are evocative and interesting.  I want to hang one on my wall then pack up a hard case travel trunk and decorate it with stickers from each of my destinations!   Here are some of my favorite travel posters from an exhibit held last year.

vintage Marsailes to Egypt rail poster

vintage Syria and Libya travel poster

vintage Vienna travel poster

vintage cruise Alaska and Taku Glacier travel poster

All images are from the 2010 Boston Public Library exhibit, “Away We Go!”  You can view the entire exhibit on Flickr.

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