What is a beach machine? That's what I wondered when I worked on a recent post about a seaside bandstand and found several photographs and postcards about these cute little houses on wheels. I dove into the research which led me to structures as you see above that were used in the past few centuries to allow people - royals and commoners - to bathe in privacy.
Join me at Heroes, Heroines and History as I venture into the adventurous world I've entitled, Rise of the Bathing Machines Part 1.
I love research and my post, From Ice Slide to Roller Coaster, over at the Heroes, Heroines and History blog, is full of interesting images of what turns out to be the beginnings of roller coasters.
And if thrill rides aren't your thing, drop in and see what luxury awaited the pleasure-seekers of Catherine the Great's court after a day on the slides.
Hope to see you there.