I awoke earlier than usual on Sunday morning, and after some dithering decided to head out with the photo gear. With no particular destination in mind, I pulled over when I crossed our main street the Grand Hotel. I have often or at least sometimes thought of taking some night photos, and so I stopped.
I have posted of this a number of times in the past, so I won't go on at length, but it was built in 1872 as the Mississippi Hotel and was considered to be one of the finer hotels between Ottawa and Toronto. In the 1950s a fire destroyed the fourth floor and times of disrepair tended to follow. There were many hotels and inns here back in the old days, but this was the finest and the only one that still serves as a hotel.
When we moved here in 2005, it was known as the Heritage Inn but had to close its doors. Subsequent to that, another couple tried to make a go of it, but it looks like it should have a good future as the Grand Hotel.
This first photo is a four-shot panorama. The merged lines aren't perfect. I may try to get a similar shot with a wide angle lens some day, but I still like it overall.
The next shot was taken from about the same vantage point but focusing on the entrance.
Then I moved to get a different perspective. I think I like this one best.
It would have been nice to have all of the rooms lit although people staying there would probably have thought otherwise. I suppose that I could try a significant amount of photoshopping. We shall see.