Another week to tackle! The great thing about having vacation pictures to share with you guys is that I don't have to worry about taking outfit pictures for a little bit. Though I guess a smart person would stay ahead of the game and have a few saved up for later! I have to remember that I am spoiled with this great summertime light and that it doesn't always stay light so late like this. It's amazing how quickly I start taking these little seasonal things for granted. Are you guys ready for fall or still trying to hold on to summer for all its worth? I think I am finding myself somewhere in the middle, as this summer was unbearably hot, so something in the middle will be nice!
What I Wore:
Dress: Gift from Mom
Necklace & Scarf: Vintage
Sunglasses: c/o American Apparel
Anyway, these pictures are from my favorite day of the vacation. R and I woke up, got breakfast, and then decided to go on an exploration walk along the coastline. As you can see, the water was stunningly clear and the most amazing aqua blue. We found ourselves coming upon a bunch of abandoned buildings that were both sad and beautiful at the same time. R said that people would think it was strange that I had a roll of hundreds of pictures of dilapidated, overgrown buildings and only a few of our actual nice hotel, but I find the broken places have so much more character.
The building that you see here was my most favorite and standing inside where I guess the restaurant and bar used be under the crumbling beams and palm roof looking at the ocean was amazing. The second picture is a view of the building from a distance and the rest are from inside. At first, we only felt comfortable exploring the large open patio area, but then we decided to go back and brave the old kitchen areas and around back. I have about 20 pictures of R peaking hesitantly around corners while I am following behind with my camera. The scariest of all was the abandoned mens and womens room- I am not sure why, but when I turned the corner and saw the restroom signs I decided it was time to turn around quickly! I am not sure what happened to these beautiful abandoned places- whether they got hit my a storm and never rebuilt, ran out of money, or some other reason, but they were in abundance and I would love to research more about what happened to them. For now though, I will just leave you with these images while I daydream at my desk at work about being back there right now.