Friday, May 29, 2015

Cape May: changing and staying the same

When you vacation at the same time, almost the same week, for many years, you notice the buildings, the shops, what changes and what stays the same.

Yesterday afternoon I took some photos and then found the "before" shots on Google.

Gone from the Washington Street Mall:

The Jackson Mountain Café

same building, but new management , new menu, new culture, and name changed to Delaneys' Irish Pub:

The Pilot House:

now closed and being remodeled:

no idea about name now.
Those were just two of the old standbys that had survived since my memory of Cape May began in 1986.   Many other places have come and gone.
I keep thinking of the Simon and Garfunkel song: 
Time it was
And what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence
A time of confidences

Long ago it must be
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They're all that's left you.

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