World Famous Banff Springs Hotel. The original hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway and on June 1, 1888 the Banff Springs Hotel opened its doors and advertised itself as, "The Finest Hotel on the North American Continent". These railway hotels were designed to serve the passengers of the country's then expanding rail network and they celebrated rail travel in style.
Sadly the hotel fell victim to fire and burnt down in 1926. Construction started immediately on the current Scottish Baronial style with towers and stone walls, giving it the nickname 'Castle of the Rockies'.
I hope you like the shot,
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barrufeto_77 (28876) 2009-05-12 6:20
For sure, it should have lovely views.
The picture, with the hotel in the middle of nowhere is lovely!
npecanhuk (60246) 2009-05-12 6:31
Wonderful mountaineous landscape with evergreen trees all around surrounding that magnificent building! Excellent pov and composition! Soft colors and lights do please me!
TFS - congratulations!
bona (12201) 2009-05-13 9:35
What a beautiful hotel. It looks a great place to stay. The place indeed is very pretty too. Love the pine trees and the mountaings touching the sky.
Well done and nice note too.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-05-14 5:25
I see a great photo, nice POV and compo.
But I see a very clear copyright. I don't know what is wrong with mine. You dont like my name? :-)
resouzaesouzaaa (304) 2009-05-29 10:52
Great picture, I have a VERY similar shot, only the weather was different.
- Copyright: Dan Walsh (danielswalsh) (13593)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-15
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L USM, @ ISO 200, Lee 0.9 ND Grad
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Summer in Canada (2008)
- Theme(s): Canadian Heritage [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-12 6:10