Monday, November 17, 2014

Chateau

Today I have two nighttime shots in a sepia mood of the Chateau Laurier, both taken in the fall a year ago. The hotel is magnificent in day and night, even in the rain, as was the case with the first shot.




43 comments:

  1. Canada has a reputation for having excellent hotels, ( Chateau
    Frontenac of Quebec, for me the more beautiful). This also appears to be very excellent.

    Tomás.

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  2. Awash, as they say, in light. Just as an aside, though, methinks I might be shocked by the light bill. :-)

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  3. Must be great to spent the night there!

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  4. That's a great hotel, William, it must be a wonderful place to stay there for a while.

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  5. It really looks like a castle...

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  6. Wonder how much it is to stay there?

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  7. Lovely! Looks like "my kind of place." The trouble with my kind of place is I can't afford it! :)

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  8. @MB: it certainly is.

    @Tomas: the Frontenac particularly is stunning.

    @Bibi: I suppose it qualifies as roughing it, but sometimes you have to!

    @Revrunner: it might be steep!

    @Marianne: definitely!

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Jan: I'd say so.

    @VP: it does.

    @Bill: depends on the room, but I think it starts at the three hundred dollar plus range.

    @Tanya: so do I.

    @Lowell: same here!

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  9. I'm a big fan of night shots as well.

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  10. The chateau looks magnificent at night William, two super shots here.

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  11. I'm fond of your rain shot here. You caught some wonderful lighting.

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  12. On the fisrt shot, the castle looks like something out of a Disney movie.

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  13. The lights in the second photo give a completely different view of the hotel.

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  14. You must be a happy snowman these days! It's beautiful!!!!

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  15. Magnificent is the right word!

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  16. @Norma: they bring out a different mood.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Birdman: I don't think I'll get tired of photographing the Chateau.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Anna: the man who had it built never got to see it open. He went down on the Titanic coming home with a large shipment of furnishings for the hotel.

    @Red: I thought so!

    @Jennifer: definitely happy to see snow.

    @Judy: it's the most luxurious hotel in the city.

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  17. Your chateau shots are impressive!

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  18. You capture some wonderful mood with your night pics. The Chåteau Laurier is a beautiful subject and you do fine by it.

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  19. Chateaus make me think straight away of France, so a nice surpise post. Atmospheric evening shot.

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  20. @Lois: thanks!

    @Denise: I like photographing the place.

    @Cheryl: so would I, and I'm a local!

    @Gerald: thanks!

    @Jackie: thanks!

    @RedPat: and it stands out so well, too, not crowded in like the Royal York is.

    @EG: thanks!

    @Hilary: thank you!

    @Jane: when they built these hotels, they were railroad hotels keyed to the transcontinental lines. I think a number of them got the Chateau name.

    @Ciel: so do I.

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  21. Your photos are gorgeous! The hotel does look magnificent even in the rain!

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  22. might be cold but my 1st thought was very romantic... they need a little restaurant or something to view that scene. very pretty. ( :

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  23. The first shot, that looks like the green eyes of a monster. I like it.

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  24. Looks like a castle all lit up at night.

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  25. Drat! Something ate my first comment...
    Gorgeous place!

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  26. Excellent shots! But that tower has eyes... creepy!

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  27. Really nice! Especially in the difficult lighting.
    A great building and great photos of it.

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  28. It is fun comparing the two images.

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