Here’s Looking At You, Longshore!

A few years ago — very quietly — the entrance to the Longshore pool and tennis courts was renovated and upgraded.

What had been a shabby, neglected piece of the park is now a warm, welcoming space.

Alert “06880” reader/longtime Longshore fan Fred Cantor took this image the other day. The entryway frames the park — and Fred’s shot frames it beautifully.

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Fred Cantor)

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Fred Cantor)

8 responses to “Here’s Looking At You, Longshore!

  1. Bart Shuldman

    GREAT pic Fred!!!!

  2. Miggs Burroughs

    Thanks to architect extraordinaire, Peter Cadoux

  3. Great photo, Fred of one of my favorite Westport views.

  4. Thanks for the praise and, Miggs, I wholeheartedly agree. I did not know the name of the architect but I wrote Dan that I have admired the design of this spectacular entryway since it first opened. I worked summers in high school and college at the Longshore tennis courts so I remember well the old facility. This is such an incredible improvement.

  5. Mary (Cookman) Schmerker Staples 1958

    Fantastic photo. Thank you Fred. The view is wonderful and that ceiling is nothing short of extraordinary. Teak wood perhaps? Wonderful work by the architect and the craftsmen who built it.

  6. Amen……Great Photo. Just don’t look too closely. Swimmers, boaters, and the concessionaire need to do a much better job cleaning up their messes. A close up might show wads of paper, napkins, squashed ketchup packs, yesterday’s lunch waiting for the maids to clean up after them or the bees to OD on.

  7. Yes, Longshore is a gem that I appreciate more each year. The views are spectacular. As one who uses the pool several times a week, I’d suggest that improvement is badly needed in the dressing rooms – the women’s one anyway. The space could be used much more effectively. Shelves to put your stuff on while showering or changing would free up the few benches. A curtain for some private space would free up the showers and toilets that moms use to change their kids. The shower curtains are yukky. But I love it anyway.