stepping into a dream

Posted: April 15, 2012 in New Jersey, Photography
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The Queen Victoria

Cape May is famous for its historic, gingerbread houses. Originally private homes, many have been converted to Bed & Breakfast inns. You can’t help but feel as if you’ve stumbled into a fairy tale when you stroll around. It really is something special. Here’s a small taste of what the town has to offer.

The Empress

Doll house

George Hildreth House

The Merry Widow

Stars & Stripes and The Union Jack

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  1. Beautiful pictures. Please make a reservation for me at whichever property has the earliest availability. Oh, and on a side note, you really should come to New Orleans. Vintage architecture is the NORM.

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    • John says:

      I was in New Orleans about 10 years for work, so I really didn’t get to see it in a way I want to. Another place for the ever expanding Travel List!

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  2. Ooh…lovely painted ladies. Reminds me of walking around Saratoga Springs, NY and Port Huron, MI. My sorts of towns. Thanks for the great shots!

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  3. Wonderful photos. I really, really wish I was there. Is it crowded at all, or would you say this is the perfect time of year to go?

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  4. whiteladyinthehood says:

    Theses were great. So unique. I think I want the one called the, “Empress.”

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  5. mysterycoach says:

    I absolutely love houses like this, so much character! 🙂 These are absolutely wonderful pictures… !

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  6. BrainRants says:

    John, those are beautiful examples of Victorian architecture. I live in a ‘Queen Anne’ here in militaria, and I have to say that the only thing I’d hate worse than living in a huge, old Vic would be to have to paint one’s exterior.

    But pictures of them, I’m totally cool with.

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  7. surroundedbyimbeciles says:

    Excellent stuff. Not much us history folks like better than stepping into the past for a bit. You had a full day of it.

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  8. Imelda says:

    These gingerbread homes are lovely. Beautiful photos.

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  9. kayjai says:

    Very nice. We have many historic homes here as well. They add such history and warmth to a town.

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  10. Looks like you had a beautiful day for a stroll. I adore Victorian homes and walking through historic areas of towns. Lovely photographs, John.

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