Monday, June 15, 2009
This is the Artist Trading Card I created for the June swap with The Latest Trends in Mixed Media Yahoo Group. The theme for this month is the sea. My ATC is about the second "Cliff House" in San Francisco that was a major tourist attraction in the late 1800's.
Fashioned after a French chateau, the second Cliff House opened in February of 1896 and boasted eight stories, four spires, and an observation tower 200 feet above sea level. Though never a hotel, it served as an elegant site for dining, dancing, and entertainment. The third floor held a photo gallery, reception room, and multiple parlors with beautiful panoramic views. The second floor held 20 private lunchrooms, an art gallery, and a gem exhibit. At ground level, there was a large dining room, parlor, bar, numerous private dining rooms, and the kitchens. This exquisite building had survived the 1906 earthquake only to succumb to a raging fire that destroyed it in less than two hours.
Posted by Artifice at 5:29 PM