|Palmer House, Chicago|
I have been busy trying to get from point A to point B...couldn't get in here to blog - at all yesterday.
And I enjoy blogging every single day.
It is nice to come in and just jot down some of my thoughts.
This is a photo from the lobby in this 25-story Beaux Arts-style hotel, The Palmer House Hilton.
Absolutely breathtaking on the inside.
Little would one know this architectural gem is inside from just walking by.
You step back into time; into that gilded age by just walking through the doors.
If you sit and think quietly you can almost hear the hustle of guests and staff - back in the 1930's...the glasses clinking and subtle chatter.
Maybe playing in the background softly is the Leo Reisman Orchestra with the Cole Porter hit,
"You Do Something to Me"...
|Potter Palmer's Peacock Door|
I was impressed with this building and it's wonderful grandeur and can easily see why so many Presidents and dignitaries chose this hotel as the place to stay.
I couldn't stop looking - you don't see craftsmanship like this anymore...
And the Peacock door at the entrance of the lobby are magnificent.
They should be - they are valued at $170 million!!
Yes this is one of those gems. One that anyone can walk into and soak in.
I know I did.