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Swinging London 1960s Fashion

For many of us the 1960s was the fashion decade of the 20th century. Especially if you lived in London at the time, which was known as “Swinging London” – a definition made in April 1966 by British magazine Time. Most of us can only daydream what it was like during that era from what we have seen or heard in magazines, music or movies...

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Before Starbucks, Espresso House, Nero and other major coffeehouse chains invaded every city on the western hemisphere there were thousands of smaller coffee houses or coffee bars as they were referred to back then. London, England saw a major expansion of these quaint places in the early 1950s, right about the same time as the first Espresso machine was introduced there. The clip is taken...

More Swedish Postcards – Optimistic and Colorful Modernism

More retro Swedish postcard goodness for all of you to enjoy. There were a large number of postcards produced post World War 2 to show off everything new and modern that was erected. The future looked optimistic, new buildings were popping all around the country and of course it had to be depicted on a postcard to that you could send it to your near...

Swedish Street Scenes in the 60s – Suburbia Deluxe

Here are a bunch of old postcards depicting normal everyday life street scenes in Sweden in the 1960s. Progress has taken its toll on all of these places and I very much doubt they look like this today. Although, I do love the colors and how everything looked so casually organized and clean back then....

The Disneyland Hotel – A Mid-Century Classic

Seeing its summer and many people are on vacation, here are some lovely photos and brochures from the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California for you to peruse. Maybe you and your family are due for another road trip in ye’ old station wagon? The Hotel was built along the park in 1955 as a motor-inn and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt...

Welcome to Sweden
Written by Chris Alm in Roadtrip

Welcome to Sweden

Enjoy fine dining and lodging at our many motels, eateries, gas stations and… castles conveniently placed along highways stretching cross country....

Paris Chic – A Night Tour of 1960s Paris

Let’s go back to chic and fabulous Paris in the late 1960s and visit some famous landmarks and also take a peek of Paris red-light district nightlife. Famous cabaret Moulin Rouge (the red windmill) can been spotted on one of them. For more lovely and kitschy postcards and photos of Paris head over to Popcards....

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