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The Mount Washington Hotel [Jul. 19th, 2006|08:11 am]
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This past weekend we went to the Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods. The moment we walked inside, I exclaimed, "Isn't it elegant!" This is an amazing hotel, built in 1902. It reminded me of the early scenes of Titanic, when the passengers are boarding and seeing the inside of the ship for the first time.

Views of the exterior

Looking out our window.

Our view.

We were right over the swimming pool.

One feature that fascinated me was this nightclub/former speakeasy called "The Cave."
It was, sadly, closed on Saturday night, but I got to at least take a photo.

I was fascinated by this phone in the lobby. It doesn't work,
but it was once the hotel's pay phone.

The woods outside the hotel were gorgeous...
and full of life, as I'll show you in the next post.

[User Picture]From: kalinichta
2006-07-19 12:28 pm (UTC)
The outside reminds me of the Hotel Del Coronado. And just as worthy of being haunted.
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[User Picture]From: flashfire
2006-07-19 08:31 pm (UTC)
I took a few shots of that last month.
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[User Picture]From: eryx_uk
2006-07-19 01:03 pm (UTC)
Thats a beautiful hotel. Lovely.
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[User Picture]From: chiefted
2006-07-19 02:33 pm (UTC)
I love that place.

I do miss New England lots sometimes.

Assuming we will se a Domo visits the Mt. Washington Hotel at some point in the future
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-07-20 04:53 pm (UTC)
You know...I took him to the hotel, but never took him outside. :-(
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[User Picture]From: luckylady
2006-07-19 02:38 pm (UTC)
I think we drove past that hotel in November. Reminds me of the Hotel Del here in San Diego and The Stanley Hotel in Colorado. The Stanley was used as the basis for Stephen King's hotel in The Shining. Talk about spoooooooky walking around there! =)
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[User Picture]From: deathbytamarind
2006-07-19 03:08 pm (UTC)
Freaking awesome, dude.
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[User Picture]From: maestrateresa
2006-07-19 07:06 pm (UTC)
Soooo beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: flashfire
2006-07-19 08:31 pm (UTC)
Cool place.
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[User Picture]From: petardier
2006-07-20 12:11 am (UTC)
Nice photos! I've always wanted to stay there, but I'm too cheap.

BTW, have you read the Julian May series, Intervention, that's largely based in NH? Several key events happen at the Mt. Washington Hotel.

Note: to best enjoy the Intervention series, there's a previous* series to read as well.

*although the exact definition of previous when there's time travel involved gets complex.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-07-20 03:24 am (UTC)
Waitaminute...Time travel???

I'm already hooked on Jack Finney...
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[User Picture]From: petardier
2006-07-21 05:11 am (UTC)
The Intervention series takes place in the near-future with significant bits in NH. It explains the origins of the first series.

The previous series takes place mainly 6 million years ago in Pliocene Europe and is titled "The Saga of Pliocene Exile". A variety of misfits leave the too-orderly present via a one-way time gate to the past looking for better lives. They find the past already inhabited by aliens who have other plans for them.

Both series are very well written.
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