A few nice google hotels booking images I found:
peaks.island • Greenwood Garden Playhouse (1884 / 1891)
Image by origamidon
View from the Ferry, Peaks Island, Maine USA • The Lions Club, Keepers of what’s left of Greenwood Garden; seen here, buried deep in snow.
The large building is the Greenwood Garden Playhouse which was built in 1884 as an open-air roller skating rink. It was transformed into a theater in 1891, and is now operated as a charming, rustic event facility owned and operated by the Peaks Island Lions Club.
… the summer people began coming to Maine in the 19th century. For cool tranquil beauty, summer here has few peers. The Maine coast had been drawing wealthy vacationers for some time by the 1880s. Then after two centuries this fishing community exploded into a kind of Coney-Island-north — hotels, restaurants, theatres, dancehalls, a theme park, all served by twelve steamboat lines. – From Engines of Our Ingenuity: No. 2407 Peaks Island.
The Greenwood Garden Amusement Park started as a picnic grove in the southwest corner of the island in the 1850s, transformed by the Brackett family in the 1880s into an amusement park with observatory, skating rink (later converted into this theatre), carousel, ferris wheel, midway and petting zoo.
Another view: Bowling alleys were common at summer resorts, but from the 1880s to the 1930s, Greenwood Gardens [actually: Greenwood Garden Amusement Park] was a reason for families to visit the island. it held a summer theater, an observation tower, a dance hall, facilities offering food and drink, a merry-go-round, and a small zoo. A pavilion at times provided variety shows, tightrope walkers, and balloon ascensions. – From page 20; Portland, by Joyce K. Bibber and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., © 2007.
Cliff Gallant says the Playhouse, operated through the first half of the twentieth century, and is where Jean Stapleton, the lovable Edith of "All in the Family" fame, made her first professional appearance, in the summer of 1941. [ Circa 1908, D.W. Griffith was torn between continuing to appear in plays produced at the island’s playhouses as he frequently did or heading to Hollywood. Martin Landau also made his professional stage debut in a 1951 production of "Detective Story" at Greenwood Garden where for several seasons he was a resident cast member.] The Gem Theater, the best known of the Peaks Island summer theaters, hosted productions featuring members of the famous Barrymore family, and was also a favorite venue of George M. Cohan, who liked to stage productions there before bringing them to Broadway.
Cinderella’s Castle (1997)
Image by Roger Smith
Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida as it appeared in 1997. That year, Disney World celebrated its 25th Anniversary by modifying the castle to look like a giant birthday cake.
We went down in November of that year on a group trip to go scuba diving in the Living Seas Aquarium at Epcot Center. My friend, who was the trip organizer was from a very wealthy family and although the rest of us were in a cheap motel, his mother had booked a suite for herself on 14th floor of the Contemporary Resort Hotel on the Disney World grounds. The first evening, my friend showed up at my door and said "I’ve got the most amazing picture you need to take. Come with me."
So we went to the suite and saw this. Of course, I had no tripod, and it was VERY windy. So we pulled a small table out on the balcony and I used some books and a pencil to balance the camera. I think it was somewhere around a one second exposure at 510mm. I recently measured the distance in Google Earth, it is 0.5 miles (0.8 km). When we got home, I had two 20"x30" poster prints made, one for him, and one for me. Sadly, my friend died a few years ago, but I’ll always think of him when I look at this print.
This was scanned from a 4×6 print with only a little dust removal in Photoshop.
Hotel Monterrey 1884
Image by leoncillo sabino
Frank Leslie’s 1884 Casa de Haselbart interior.
Del la revista: Popular Montly de Frank Leslie. Artículo MONTEREY—THE METROPOLIS OF NORTHERN MEXICO By FANNIE B. Ward Enlace en Google: books.google.com/books?id=eDM2e8QNUDgC&printsec=title…
Dice el artículo que esta casa se encontraba en la calle de Met. Nunca había oído que alguna calle de Monterrey se llamase así. También dice el artículo que esta casa es llamada en el momento "Hotel de Monterrey".
¿Desaparecería esta casa en la construcción de la Macroplaza?
Sería una lástima.