4.21.2007

Travel Pass Day Three

Winding Staircase
April 2007

What I'm Listening To: The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani

Back to Newcastle upon Tyne...

After finally getting pulled out of the train station by my daughter and husband (50 pictures later), we headed to the hotel to drop our bags and regroup before the concert. We ended up staying in downtown Newcastle in the Royal Station Hotel, which was opened in 1858 by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The Victorian architecture is beautiful and they have preserved all the features of that period while also restoring the rooms with modern conveniences. It was oozing charm and romance. I saw this top image almost immediately, as I walked the winding staircase. I noticed the light pouring in from the window and grabbed the camera. It really was so pretty. The bottom pic gives you another point of interest there besides the stairs, the beautiful chandelier. And can you see the fancy ceiling? I knew I had to include both of these images for you to see.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend! :)

12 comments:

talj said...

What beautiful architecture and I am loving the dreamy feel of these shots!! Very nice perspectice and editing :o) Hope you and your family are having a nice weekend :o)

kenju said...

Anna, that place must be fantastic! I love the image of the stairwell and the wrought-iron railings are to die for!

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

now that's a staircase - beautiful anna, simply beautiful!

Julie Blair said...

What a beautiful Hotel! I love victorian details! And the light was perfect!Thanks for sharing your travels...

Chad Oneil said...

Love the bottom one.

utenzi said...

That hotel looks absolutely amazing, Anna. I can't imagine the money that all that architectural detailing would cost now.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice way to capture this building.

JAM said...

Tremendous! Both of them. I love the stairway going up in the second one, it keeps my eyes in the photo, but I like the extra dreaminess in the top one.

Kaycee said...

You always find such interesting architecture to photograph and your perspective is always fantastic!

bluemountainmama said...

very lovely and romantic......
what a treat for a weekend get-away....

Autumn said...

I have always wanted to walk up a staircase like that...

CG said...

lovely sepia tones here suit the subject