Memory of a summer

One of the terraces of Hotel Splendid (I believe), in the spa town of Châtel-Guyon, France, ca. 1900 – ca. 1910, via Vladimir Tkalčić on flickr (used under CC license).

The writing across the postcard says “Il y a une vingtaine d’années” — “Twenty years ago.” On the back is an undated note addressed to someone in Zagreb. The affixed stamp was issued in 1927.

The Sunday porch: Breitenbush

Foot bath, Oregon, OSU Archives“Bruckman’s Breitenbush Springs Foot Bath, Breitenbush, Oregon,” ca. 1937, via OSU Special Collections & Archives Commons on flickr.

Ah, come on folks. . . take off those shoes.

2 Foot bath, Oregon, OSU Archive

Like these guys. (Tie removal optional)

Merle Bruckman bought the property around the Breitenbush hot springs in 1927 and turned it into a wilderness health spa. He sold it in the mid-1950s, and the operation changed hands a few more times before closing in 1972 after two large floods.

In 1981, it re-opened as a retreat and conference center — owned by its workers since 1989.