Monday, May 2, 2011

Beach House

Since I took you to California yesterday for theme day, I thought one more day on the coast would not hurt.  (After all, we Phoenicians like to escape the searing summer heat on the California coast at least once a year.)  Here is one of the many beach cottages that have been preserved by the Crystal Cove Alliance.  This is probably the most famous of the cottages because it was used in the 1988 Bette Midler film “Beaches.”

20 comments:

Regina K said...

How fun to see the beach cottage from that great but very sad movie.

Stephanie said...

Love that blue color!

Kathy said...

I just hear the ocean and smell the salt. From the fences it looks like they've had a few breezes of late.

brattcat said...

I love the color and disrepair of the fences.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember that Julie and I had the opportunity to take a tour by the California State Park officials just a week or two after the State succeeded in evicting the residents of these cottages, after an 18 year legal conflict.

It was an experience with mixed emotions. There were toys left on the floor. The cottages were in disrepair. The community was uprooted, but the area was opened up to welcome all visitors.

These cottages are a favorite of plein air painters.

*Honest Abe said...

Nice. I remember this...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a great location and great image. James Dean also used to live in this house. Crystal Cove is fabulous place to go

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I didn't know that! What a great cottage. Won't find anything like that in Florida.

But you're right! When we lived in Phoenix, we would drive to San Diego just to play in the sand and surf and get away from the extreme heat of Arizona!

Birdman said...

I would envy you on this California beach today. Can ya go wrong goofing on a beach? I think not.

tracy said...

Can we stay a little longer? Please please please!

Kate said...

Famous or not, I'd like to stay there for awhile. Love the colours in your photo,

Jarart said...

What a fun place that would be to spend a few days!

RedPat said...

Great place! Looks like yesterday's mailboxes would go well there.

Jack said...

How did you know that I spent today tearing down an old picket fence?

It is a warm and friendly cabin in a pretty special setting.

Randy said...

Wow great house and I love that movie!

T. Becque said...

It looks perfectly old, used, and loved.

Magpie said...

I knew you would snag Tracy with this one. It's perfect!

Irina said...

I would like to feel the sun at this place. Great photo.

JM said...

What a fantastic setting! Love this shot.

Celtfire.Video said...

I saw the "Beaches" cottage yesterday (June 15, 2011)and there were workmen all over the structure rebuilding it from the ground up. When restored, the house will be a museum and gallery.