Modernism Week 2020 Love Fest

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The 15th annual Modernism Week love fest to mid-century architecture, design, aficionados and lifestyles has concluded under the sunny desert skies of Palm Springs, California.

We had a great time visiting and photographing a spectrum of mid-century masterpieces – from homes and commercial architecture to vintage travel trailers, including a few photographs we’ve shared here over the past week or so.

We leave it with this photograph of the popular Modernism Week tour bus photo-bombing us while making a stop at Palm Springs City Hall.

Hope to see you next year!

 

 

 

Last Stop for Gas: Palm Springs

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It’s exactly 111 miles from Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to the racquet club in downtown Palm Springs. For gas-thirsty cars of the 1960s, this classic Albert Frey-designed Enco gas station, with it’s cantilever roof built in 1965, was a welcome sight for movie stars arriving to the city for a secret getaway from Hollywood.

Highway 111 was as busy as ever when we made this photo, while the building lives on as the Palm Springs Visitor Center.

A must stop when visiting Palm Springs for lovers of interesting architecture.

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Visit the Palm Springs Air Museum

 

 

We enjoyed our visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum recently, where 59 flyable and static vintage World War II and Korea/Vietnam era aircraft are on display on the tarmac at the Palm Springs Airport (PSP) and inside four climate-controlled hangars totaling 86,000 square feet.

On many weekends, you can book a ride over the skies of Palm Springs in one of their vintage warbirds, including a C-47 Skytrain, P-51 Mustang, T-28B Trojan or the T-33 Shooting Star Jet.

The Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 North Gene Autry Trail.