While taking a ride up the coast of Maine we stumbled upon the lovely Hartley Mason Reservation.
area was developed by Hartley Mason in the 1800s who had a vision for
this beautiful coastal location. There is a beautiful beach yonder that was being enjoyed even though the weather was not at it best.
He built a number of summer homes (now gone) here
for guests to enjoy.
Back in Victorian times, bathing suits were not
allowed to be worn off the beach so this property also included many changing
rooms to keep within the social norms of the time.
Arriving at the park you are greeted by this whimsical piece of art titled Pleasure Ground by Sumner Winebaum (my favorite part of this site).
It is full of scenes you typically see on a beach set on this gorgeous rock.
Full of charm!
I just have to show our hotel bathroom as it is like nothing I have ever seen before with all this ceramic lilac and mint!
I am guessing these pieces were made for hotels back in art deco days since I have never seen these colors in a home bathroom. The toilet tank was extremely large. Even the faucet handles had the matching lilac details! It is so much more fun staying in a place with character rather than a boring hotel.
I hope you enjoyed this bit of Maine! Thank you for stopping by. ~Val