Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Beautiful Life

Last month I was traveling on the East Coast (the trip that was postponed from the hurricane) and I had the pleasure of staying a night at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.

It was built in 1912, but it has the feeling of something earlier, maybe Belle Epoque. I'd love to have a costume ball there and sweep down the grand hall in a gown with a train (to be pinned up for dancing, of course.)

Even the courtesy phones in the hallways had charm. Note that this is a push button phone, even though the numbers are arranged in a rotary-styled circle.

My room was big enough for a party, even though I didn't do more than work on my computer and call room service. And huge props to the waiter who brought me my dinner. As he put it on my desk, he said, "The service is included," before I could fumble for a tip, and let me know to call for them to retrieve the (enormously heavy) silver tray.

3 comments:

Bob said...

Opulence, grandeur, what a hotel.
And the drama of entree served in huge silver covers and trays, on a marble cart?

mayberry said...

My grandmother would have said, "It's big enough to hold a dance in the!"

Anonymous said...

Nice job on that top shot.

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