Friday, April 16, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by the lovely Beth over at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy.

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Murdock's Bath House Galveston



This is a postcard we received in the mail asking us to SAVE THE DATE.

I really liked how they combined the old with the new.

The old - the photo of the old Murdock's Bath House as it once stood on the beach on Galveston Island.
The image is one of those in the Rosenberg Library on the Island.
Murdock's was destroyed during hurricane Ike and is being rebuilt.
The grand-reopening scheduled at the same time as the fund raiser for the Ronald McDonald House.
Should be a lot of fun.



Murdock's Bath House Galveston

19 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

That sounds wonderful! what a unique postcard, thank you for sharing this with us! Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

That is an amazing pier! How great that they've used this old image, it looks wonderful.

Daricia said...

i absolutely love postcards and old photos, too! i didn't know about postcard friendship friday. i'll have to check it out. have fun at the soiree!

Coffeedoff said...

Lovely old pier, glad to hear it is being rebuilt. Ours is in a poor state and closed as it is dangerous.

Janet said...

Great postcard! Looks like it was a busy day at the beach!

MuseSwings said...

I love this card! It's great they used this old photo - an appreciation of history is always appreciated!

Shaunna said...

What a neat combo! Thanks for sharing, and happy PFF!

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Bob of Holland said...

Piers are wonderful phenomenons of another time. It was a great idea to walk and have dinner high above the water. Very good ibnitiative that it will be rebuilt. Greetings from Amsterdam (a city without piers but with a lot of water).

viridian said...

So the bath house pictured must have been built after the terrible unnamed storm that devastated Galveston early in the 20th century. Happy PFF!

Postcardy said...

That sure is an elaborate bath house.

Joy said...

Love the colouring of the card, wow that is some bath house. Great card.

mitziscollectibles said...

That's a clever save-the-date idea. I love the old image of the busy boardwalk. By the way, your comment on my blog was published today, after some tech difficulties...you are definitely entered in my giveaway. Have a great weekend!
Mitzi

Lyneen said...

Wonderful post cards... I especially like the second one!!!

TOO FUNNY... Happy PFF!

Clytie said...

I really love the old picture used on the new postcard. It really catches my attention, and makes me want to Save That Date!

Debs said...

i just love piers...whenever i'm in the UK i make sure to take a trip to brighton! btw - is this the same galveston as in the jimmy webb or glen campbell song?

maryt/theteach said...

I love vintage postcards of the beach! Thanks for sharing it! :)

maryt/theteach said...

My PFF post is here

CafebyJW said...

Look very interesting place to visit, thanks for sharing.

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