Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Vintage Beach Photos


I love these vintage Hawaiian beach images which have been hung in the staircase of the Moana Hotel in Hawaii. They remind me of the staircase Windsor Smith filled with framed black and white photos as below.




Image 1 - via Flickr, Image 2 - Domino via Flickr

21 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful blog...
Had a couple of hours to blog hop this afternoon...Enjoyed reading yours....Hope you will stop by my Christmas blog...

Lucky ♥ Holly said...

Black and white pictures are so timeless. A wonderful way to make a stair way interesting.

Swish and Swanky said...

Such lovely images, Anna. I was just flicking through India Hicks book, I love her photo walls too.

VictoriaArt said...

I love old photographs. They still breathe such honesty and one can feel the newness of the medium...
My son gave me a picture of two woman in their swim costumes in Berlin at the Wannsee ca. 1920, so lovely!
These above are fabulous!

Sobrina Tung said...

I do like the second one a lot. :)

paintedpreppy said...

The large photo in the second picture is just amazing, I would love to own it!

Inspired said...

Love your blog and your work and the black and white beach pictures :)

Mélanie said...

LOVE these kind of B & W photos. It gives such an atmosphere to a room. Enjoy your time with your boys

farmhouse wares said...

These vintage photos are so much fun.

Catharina Maria said...

The vintage beach photos are beautiful , absolutely beautiful !!
love from the Netherlands , Rini

Liza Jane said...

Gorgeous finds! Many cheers to you!!

ohlizajane.blogspot.com

Julianne said...

I'm the interior designer who worked on the Moana Surfrider when it was re-branded to a Westin a last year. I'm glad you appreciate the vintage photographs. The hotel first opened in 1901, so while trying to transform the hotel in the modern amenities of Westin, we really tried to maintain the timeless elegance and sense of place of this beautiful historic hotel. It was by far my favorite project to work on in my years of hospitality design.

honey living said...

these are so gorgeous. they capture such a moment in time.

Urban Flea said...

Lovely... I actually worked on that shoot at Domino, every time I see anything from the magazine I get teary eyed. I miss it so much, thanks for bringing back the memories!

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

julie K. said...

Anna,
Are you familiar with the famous Hawaiian surfer, Duke Kahanamoku? From the breathe of your knowledge you probably do. You can find some beautiful black & white photos of him and other surfers on ebay. Check it out.

sinnlighet said...

Godmorning, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

Talking with Tami said...

I love the vintage pics too fun

made in ♥ love said...

Absolutly in love with the photos


Wishes
Eduarda
made in ♥ love

Julie Palmer said...

Hi Anna,
Is the Moana the beautiful, grand, old hotel in Waikiki? I wished I could have spent a night there, it was stunning. Thanks for reminding me of it, happy Hawaii memories!
Jx

mamzeldrash said...

i like it very much!
mamzeldrash
http://thedrashmarket.blogspot.com/

Alison said...

Where do you find those large vintage prints?

XOXO
Luella & June