Monday, November 17, 2014


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.


  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.


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

  3. Must be great to spent the night there!

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

  5. It really looks like a castle...

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

  7. @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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. @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.

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

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

  17. @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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. It is fun comparing the two images.

  26. @Tamago: it does!

    @Jennifer: definitely.

    @Beth: the hotel has good restaurants.

    @Whisk: I can see that.

    @Jen: it is!

    @Randy: it does.

    @Kay: I agree!

    @Linda: from a certain point of view!

    @Pat: thank you!

    @Jack: it is!