Monday, January 21, 2013

Beautiful and Interesting Buildings (in this case, hotels)

I love looking at buildings, inside and out. I love real estate open houses, even though it's been years since I've been to one, love those online virtual tours of houses for sale and when I go to estate sales, I spend almost as much time staring at the rooms as I do at the things that are for sale (although I do that, too. Estate sales are great for finding one of a kind items). And as I've mentioned before, I used to buy those magazines filled with building plans for sale (they were great for helping me envision the layout of my characters' houses). So now and then, I just have to post some images of gorgeous buildings (or parts of buildings).

I found this one the other day when I was composing the M. C. Escher post. It's apparently from the St. Pancras Hotel in London and it's so gorgeous. Now I want to go there. (Of course, finding this led me on a search for other hotels. What's below, of course, could be added to again and again. I find hotels fascinating).

St Pancras
Link to image and source
The hotel is owned by Marriott now. Here's a link to the history and photos.

Christmas at the Drisskill Hotel in Austin, Texas
Christmas in the Driskill
Source (by the way, I always urge readers to click through to see the photographers' other images).
The Drisskill's website

The chapel at the Conrad Bali Resort and Spa (weddings of 60 or less are held here)
conrad hotel chapel - bali
More information about the chapel from the hotel's website

Hotel Romance in the Czech Republic
Hotel Romance, Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic.

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St. Moritz
St. Moritz Hotels

The Hotel Inntel in Zaandam, North Holland, NL (the blue part is the bridal suite)
Zaandam: Hotel Inntel


Mary Preston said...

I'd be very happy to stay in any of these. Just stunning!!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I would, too. Wouldn't it be glorious to have the time and money to take a great hotels tour?

Laney4 said...

Here's where we differ. My knees couldn't take all those steps. Sure, there's probably elevators nowadays (indoors), but that defeats the purpose, so to speak. It would be the one time in life when I would utilize the services of a valet for my luggage, though!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Ah, but you could enjoy looking at it, Elaine, while taking the elevator. I'm never going to climb a mountain, but they're so beautiful that I'd be sad if there were none.

Laney4 said...

Good point. And I DO enjoy looking at them!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I'd be taking the elevator right along with you. LOL But I'd be taking pictures of the staircase.

Hotels in Donegal town said...

Just stunning! All the hotels are so luxurious and fabulous. I wish i would stay in one of them. The second pic is so lavishing and classy.