Spookey Hotel and more!

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  1. AirVenture

    AirVenture TPF Noob!

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    While in Arizona, we stayed at a rather interesting hotel! Built in 1926, it served as a hospital for a small town called Jerome. Jerome is a very unique town that at one time was home to a 15,000 people mineing community. The hotel is redone nicely into a quaint hotel. The door is wide enough to wheel in a hospital bed and the elvator is an original Otis 1926 elevator. Check it out!

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    Not sure on the story of the old car
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    The stairs lead up to a very nice 3-star restaurant...The Asylum
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    Inside...photoshoped crosshatch
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    Closet door
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    A look through the peep hole
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    The hotel by night
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    The restaurant side. The vacancy sign is where the surugry room use to be.
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    Our room is right about the enterence, plus the three windows to the right of it (not shown in this pic)
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    Can't beat the view from our room
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    This is the only picture I could get of the whole building, the next morning. Up top, you'll fall of the cliff if you go to far away!
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  2. AirVenture

    AirVenture TPF Noob!

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    Opps...couldn't forget this crazy little guy for sale in the gift shop!

    -Brett :)

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    El-Mariachi TPF Noob!

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    ok, thats just plain scary.....

    Forth one down was my fav, nice angle and deep dof. The White stands out nicely against the gray.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    These are quite many photos, so it's difficult to say something about each and every one of them without scrolling down over and again.

    But what went through my mind with regards to the first couple of them, in b+w, was this:

    If I had seen the building with my own eyes, I would probably have thought 'what an ugly box'. However, your photos of it give it some very subtle, and quite intriguing beauty. It sure looks like it was not designed to be a hotel but rather a hospital, this shows in the architecture, I'd say, so it was designed to be very utilitarian.

    YOU help show it's hidden beauty! The b+w photos help MOST in this!

    And: no doubt that of course (!) you could not leave out the little guy from the gift shop!!!! :D
     
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    You've some really excellent pics of a superb site there!
    That place looks like the original setting for "The Shining".
     
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    OMG.... I have to have that creepy monkey! I collect monkies, heh heh.

    Great pics too! Very interesting place. Think B&W serves it well. Of course I know if I was staying at a place like that I would constantly thinking about horror movies about ghosts in old hotels and insane asylums, which would make it pretty fun I guess, heh heh.
     
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    Interesting place to stay! Looks like a strange contrast from the outside to the inside furnishings.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback! This is definately one of my favorite sets of pictures. I forgot to mention that I didn't exactly sleep well here. No, there wasn't any ghosts or strange noises, but I couldn't help but think, staring at the ceiling, of all the people in hospital beds that must have looked up at the same ceiling. I'll definately go back, if not stay, to atleast eat in their restaurant!

    -Brett :)
     
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    You've got some great photos there. It's on the list of places to visit as it's only 2 hrs away.

    Now there I've been. It's in Estes Park Colorado. I've not been since I got interested in photography but i'll keep that in mind when I'm back home.
     
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    Beautiful hotel. I am immediately reminded of Stanley Kubrick's version of The Shining!
     
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    I LOVE that early 60s Caddie limo out front .....man would love to get my hands on that!
     

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