Saturday, November 1, 2014

Theme Day: Landmark



Another theme day has arrived. This month's theme is "Landmarks." We have quite a few here in the "City Different" and I chose the La Fonda Hotel. It opened in 1922 and in 1925, the hotel was purchased by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and operated as one of the famed Harvey Houses. This historic landmark is a beautiful example of Pueblo-style architecture and features thick wood beams, latilla ceilings and carved corbels. Special touches such as hand-crafted chandeliers, tin and copper lighting fixtures, and colorful tiles add character and charm.

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19 comments:

Jim said...

Great landmark building for the theme day.

Mersad said...

That a lovely style of architecture, and a real landmark of architecture for that region. Fits the CDT perfectly.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Rick Forrestal said...

I love this hotel.
I hope that fantastic French bakery is still there.

Kate said...

You chose a perfect, historical icon for Santa Fe!

VP said...

A very interesting building, perfect in its stile, really eye-catching and unusual!

Thérèse said...

I would love to visit each one of the Harvey Houses... We visited a couple ones already. Quite a style here!

Sharon Anck said...

I did not know that the hotel was operated as a Harvey House at one time. My grandfather worked for the Santa Fe railroad at one time. I wonder if he ever stayed here.

Birdman said...

To me this, indeed, shows your city.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! gorgeous building!

Bruce Clark said...

Love this style and very nicely captured.

Judy said...

Perfect choice and perfect picture!

William Kendall said...

A good choice, Randy. The architectural style is very fitting for the southwest, and the place is beautiful.

Barbara Farr said...

Really a terrific example of the architectural style. Thanks for sharing.

cieldequimper said...

I can't wait to see it in person!

RedPat said...

And it is a gorgeous landmark, Randy!

Paul said...

Wow, I've never seen that large of building in that style of architecture before!

José Mendonça said...

Great choice, Randy. What a fantastic building!

Luis Gomez said...

Looks like a great place Randy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks fantastic Randy, and by the sound of it as beautiful inside as out. Excellent choice for the theme.