I took so many pics of Cape May, and of course many of them have red, appropriate for Ruby Tuesday. Feel free to tell me which is your favorite of these.
Bottom left and bottom center is the Southern Mansion. Bottom right is the Chalfonte Hotel, built in 1876, which has “Victorian” air-conditioning (a special method of cooling off the large hotel with the attic windows).
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33 thoughts on “Reds of Cape May”
What gorgeous Victorian houses. I like the lower-left photo of the Southern Mansion’s rooftop.
I guess that’s a widow’s walk on the roof? Or maybe that’s a New England concept. Not sure.
Cape May looks lovely. My mother is from Jersey, don’t know if she has ever been to Cape May.
It’s actually closer to Philadelphia than it is to northern and Central New Jersey. I think a lot of the fanciness of the late 19th century was from Philadelphians who discovered Cape May was a beautiful and fashionable place to spend summer.
Ah, those rich old Philadelphia Society people. 🙂
What a great series of Cape May reds!
The architectural photos are wonderful, so nostalgic and classic.
I like the calming beach setting…the second row, middle photo.
BEAUTIFUL post! Love all your photos of Cape May with touches of RED and the way you’ve presented them here is lovely. I’ve shared my Ruby Post at Small Reflections … still watching TENNIS of course ;–)
Hugs and blessings,
They are beautiful shots for RT…Am playing too..
Cape May looks like a beautiful spot to visit…and live in, too, I think. Those houses are so genteel and relaxed looking. Thanks for the visit.
I have to say I love the very first one! That punch of red against the blue house is quite striking.
It looks like a beautiful place to spend time.
The small individual pictures you featured seems so much much better than a collage.
What a great series of reds!
Thanks for sharing!
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The Victorian detailing is beautiful. I haven’t been south of Atlantic City (my birthplace) in the Garden State, but someday when time and finances allow, a trip to this Cape should be in order!
Ralph, you would enjoy! Not sure how accessible those old Victorians are to someone in a wheelchair, but we didn’t go inside any, just enjoyed looking on the outside.
If you stay a little further out (we didn’t stay right near the beach), the costs go down. The motel we stayed at, Blue Fish Inn, was great. Friendly staff. But still not cheap.
Thanks for the eclectic tour of Cape May. I had a hard time choosing between several but love the gingerbread on the bottom right.
p.s. Always fun to see what you’ll be posting!
Lovely shots. I think the arcade ride and hotel sign are my favorites.
Ah, the crape myrtles of Cape May – they are so beautiful.
So those are crape myrtles! I thought so. I got many photos of those, too.
I like the first one – the bright flowers against the inviting sky blue house.
It looks like you had great weather during your vacation!
Yes, we really hit it lucky: 3 days of sunshine between two major rainstorms. Better than our Poconos trip a few years back, where we had 4 days of rain and 1 day with sunshine.
I have always liked visiting Cape may. Great Photo Displayed.
it is really hard to chose. 🙂
A tasteful mosaic from late summer’s days.
Cape May seems to be a classic and peaceful place.
Right up my alley, maybe not quit fitting for my purse though.
I love the pearl gray and white painted houses.
Adds even more class than just white.
Favorite? Beachfront, ’cause that’s where I feel right at home anywhere in the world.
Cape May is a wonderful town
and you have captured so much of its charm
I’m thinking that is one beautiful crepe myrtle! The idea of Victorian “air-conditioning” is quite interesting. Maybe it’s a old-fashioned “green” option for today.
Well, the guests clearly want REAL modern air-conditioning, because the Chalfonte is finally getting real air-conditioning installed, or so said our tour guide.
I love all of the pics but the flowers are by far my favorite! 🙂
The one I like best is the blue house with red flowers, it’s such a pleasing color combination. And I see that not every building uses Victorian air conditioning!
At the rates people pay to stay in Cape May, I think modern air-conditioning is installed in many places, including the Chalfonte hotel, now.
Cape May is so beautiful, as are your pictures. I LOVE the red flowers against the blue house the best!
Leora, I love the one you picked to make larger. The light blue and the dark red – beautiful. Oh yeah, “Victorian” air conditioning! Give me good ol’ electrical AC anytime! 🙂
I think the current guests who pay plenty agree.
I usually will choose a beach scene over all else, but there is something about the red flowers against the bright blue of the house that I like. Wish I lived there or could spend summers….
Wonderful shots Leora.
I must check out Cape May for myself.
my favorite: the one you chose at the top!