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« on: March 05, 2008 07:00:09 PM »

Reppin' Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Salt Lake was once home to an ill-fated leisure resort called the Great Saltair, built in 1893.  Originally designed as a seaside-style resort, it had swimming, rides, roller skating, and dances.  The resort burned several times, floundered during the war, and was eventually abandoned.  It has since been remade as a concert venue, but it has never recaptured its former glory.  I adore the Moorish architecture and driving by it always makes me think retro glamorous thoughts.  More recently, for some reason, it makes me think of that episode of "Torchwood"  when the Jack Harknesses meet.  And make out.  And that makes me happy.





The train


The Giant Racer


The famous "Try To Sink" buoy


The main building / now concert hall







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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 07:07:35 PM »

I love it! So classy and vintage. Excellent work.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 07:10:07 PM »

So beautiful and elegant. Me likes.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 08:13:17 PM »

those are so uber cute!
are they glass?
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 08:15:40 PM »

I had totally forgotten about this place! What a beautiful reminder...
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 08:29:26 PM »

those are so uber cute!
are they glass?
They're photos sealed on glass beads.  I originally developed the technique for my Etsy shop and Saltair fit the look really well. 

Thanks for kind words!
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 09:39:27 PM »

I love this!!  It's gorgeous.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 10:33:27 PM »

well, *this rocks*. totally and completely gorgeous. i'd buy this and i'm Not a jewelry purchaser. really well done and very lovely.
reminds me of the sutro baths in san fran, what an eerily beautiful place that is.
http://www.sutrobaths.com/
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 10:47:55 PM »

reminds me of the sutro baths in san fran, what an eerily beautiful place that is.
http://www.sutrobaths.com/

Cool.  I have a thing for old resorts, hospitals, and amusement parks and abandoned buildings.  I don't know why, but I love them.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008 10:54:20 PM »

It's beautiful! Great conversation piece too.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2008 02:01:12 PM »

I WANT THIS BRACELET!!
I'm up in Ogden, and i havent been to saltair for a million years-
but ive seen some good shows there-  and i wish i could have seen it in it's heyday.
your craftsmanship is lovely.
thanks for sharing this piece.
i'm voting for you and hittin this rocks.
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2008 06:52:45 PM »

thats effin rad! I live in Tooele, I can appreicate the GSL Wink
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2008 09:58:19 PM »

way to represent 'tah! 


i've also always loved the architecture of the saltair, and i remember being way disappointed as a kid that it wasn't a full-blown palace with elegant rooms and secret passageways on the inside.  instead, it's just kindof drab.  on the inside.  and smells like, well, the lake.  and we all know what that's like.


but i still like it.  Smiley  i think the bracelet perfectly represents the antique quality of the place.  imagine what it would've been like back in it's hey-day?
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2008 12:04:01 PM »

This is my favorite so far!
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2008 09:14:41 AM »

this is awesome. My family has roadtripped to Utah many many times and that was always my favorite thing to look at.

And Sutro Baths in SF is really cool, also. Definitely worth checking out if you're ever in the area.
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2008 10:30:07 AM »

This is beautiful... I have been totally inspired to make one for my hometown, Birmingham, England.
Also, soooo totally voted for you. Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2008 11:10:40 AM »

ooh, I like Smiley
Very polished and professional-looking.
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2008 01:12:34 AM »

Very cool.
When I went cross country, Saltair was one of the places I had to stop at both for the nostalgic history and for the macabre since Carnival of Souls was filmed there.
This totally rocks. So I clickied it.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2008 01:30:59 PM »

There is a creepy building here in Alaska called the Buckner Building. It used to house a whole town of people before it was completely abandoned. I would love to do a photo project like you did. I love abandoned buildings and old photos. Good job
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2008 12:44:54 PM »

Another Utah crafter!  I love the bracelet.  Did you know the Pixies wrote a song about Saltair?  It's called "Palace of the Brine"
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