Cypress Gardens (now Cypress Gardens Adventure Park), nr. Winter Haven, Florida, USA, botanical garden opened 2/1/1936, theme, amusement or adventure park, holiday attraction, Gardens famous for: water ski display and 'Southern Belle' hostesses, water ski, skiing, sport, sports, ski jump, show, this display featuring 37 skiers, water spout, flag, swimwear, swimming costume, swimming cap, Americana, kitsch, humour, humorous, amusing vintage colour photograph c. 1950, fifties, larger 37MB tif file available on request (movement/action in photo means it is slightly soft)
Couples Retreat Garden; Suzhou garden; Couple Garden, Suzhou, Suzhou gardens, Chinese door, Chinese round door, Chinese garden
Couple's Retreat Garden is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The original garden was built by Lu Jin, prefect of Baoning district, in 1874. It was purchased by Shen Bingcheng, the magistrate of Susong. who rebuilt it in its current form. He also changed the name to the Couple's Garden Retreat. This name refers to the garden's two parts and alludes to a couple: a cowboy and weaver girl. The garden is divided into an east and west section by the residential core in the middle; an unusual composition for a classical garden. The eccentric design is continued in the form and details of many of the garden buildings especially the Taosim Tower. The West garden is composed of several structures grouped around a small grotto and a Library annex. It is structurally joined to the central residence. East Garden is the main garden of the complex. It consists of a grotto and pond ringed by a covered walkway that connects the structures.
Sign, signage, lettering, advert, advertising, parrot, monkey, McKee Jungle Gardens, Vero Beach, Florida, USA, originally 80 acre site on Indian River, Arthur G McKee and Waldo E Sexton assembled collection of water lilies and orchids, opening in 1932, by 1940s one of Florida's premier attractions, tourist, tourism, closed 1976 after falling attendance, site partially reopened in 1995 as McKee Botanical Garden, 1950s, a vintage nineteen fifties photograph from M&N Publishing, Larger 40MB tif file available on request