The Houses of Old Cape May
Cape May, New Jersey is on the southern tip of the Cape May
Peninsula, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.  It began
hosting vacationers from Philadelphia in the mid-18th century and is
recognized as the oldest seaside resort in the U.S.  In 1876, fire
destroyed thirty acres of the town center.  Replacement homes were
almost uniformly of Victorian style.  That, plus more recent
preservation efforts, has caused Cape May to be known for its large
number of well-maintained Victorian houses - the second largest
collection of such homes in the U.S., after San Francisco.  In 1976, the
city of Cape May was officially designated a National Historic
Landmark.  It's the only city in America wholly designated as such.
Every street is a theatre.  -- Ronald Blythe
No city should be too large for a man to walk out
of it in a morning.-- Cyril Conolly
How I long for a rest in some boundless contiguity of shade, where
rumor of oppression, famine or successful or unsuccessful war
might never reach me.-- William Cowper
Always do your best to escape from the ordinary.  -- Unknown
Like most travelers, I have seen more than I remember,
and remember more than I have seen.  -- Benjamin Disraeli
Take the best from the past, leave the worst back there
and go forward into the future.  -- Bob Dylan
In the end, we conserve only what we love.  We love only what we
understand.  We understand only what we are taught.  -- B. Dioum
A life spent making mistakes is more useful than a life
spent doing nothing.  -- George Bernard Shaw
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