Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chautauqua By The Sea---Ocean Park Maine

Last week I took my niece to visit one of my friends who was staying in Ocean Park Maine.  We only stayed 24 hours but it was a welcome respite from all the stuff going on in my life right now.   I will start out by showing you some of the original buildings of Ocean Park.  The Temple was built in 1881, is a wooden octagonal building that seats 800 people.  They have visiting ministers every Sunday and it is open during the week in the morning  for meditation.
 The bell tower was built in 1882 and is lit at night.
 Jordan Hall was built in 1915 and is used for Sunday School and meetings and presentations.  there are concerts and movies and other programs scheduled all summer long.  Every week a bulletin is put out listing all the events for the coming week.  I guess you would call this a throw back to another era!
If you'd like to read a little more about the town, here's a link to their website Ocean park


Life's a Beach! said...

I've only visited Maine once, but hope to return sometime soon! I can still taste that Maine lobster! I need to get a map and see where Ocean Park is. We started in York and made our way as far north as Rockland.

Ann said...

Then you passed thru or nearby! it's not too far up the coast between saco & Old Orchard Beach. It's funny--this is a dry fairly conservative town--no bars, only a soda shop & it's right next to OOB that has always been though of as much wilder....I drove through this trip & it has cleaned up it's act.
When you come this way , I'd love to meet up with you!