|"All Wrapped Up in a Bow" - ©Mary Montague Sikes|
The Del is one of my favorite hotels. A few years ago, when I first viewed the charming and picturesque grounds, I was captivated. After searching for a while, I found a location on the grounds that was especially appealing and created my own painting of the Hotel Del Coronado.
|"Hotel Del" pastel painting ©Mary Montague Sikes|
|"Crown Room Lights" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
As I was walking along a pathway, I had the chance to photograph the Crown Room lights through the dining room window. The result is an unusual picture of the lights Baum designed with the trees behind me reflected in the glass.
What a spectacular, festive place to visit no matter what the season. I haven't been to the Hotel Del during Christmas, but I understand a visit during that holiday season is very special.
What about you? Do you have a favorite fantastic hotel?
|"Hotel Del from the Beaches" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
(The Hotel Del is part of the book, Hotels to Remember. Giclees on archival paper of the Hotel Del are available from the artist.)