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Monday, December 19, 2011

Hotel Jefferson

Steve and I rode downtown this past Friday to see the tree at the Hotel Jefferson.   It was rainy and chilly,  a good day for being inside and taking in the Christmas decorations.  The hotel was to open on November 1, 1895,  it did not as it was realized at the last minute that it is considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday,  was opened Halloween instead.    Hotel Jefferson is recognized as Richmond's grandest hotel and one of the finest in America.  Building of the hotel began in 1892 Lewis Ginter who made millions by marketing the pre rolled cigarette commissioned  Carrere and Hastings to create his wishes.
The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton ,  Elvis Presley and Henry James stayed here.

Beautiful architecture
At the entrance is an alligator with a Christmas ball in his mouth. Here is an explanation of the alligator posted at entrance.

I like to decorate with nutcrackers .  The red , gold and silver is so pretty.

a glimpse of statue of Jefferson through door
The Lobby

The Reason for the season in the lobby
My picture does not do the Nativity justice,   very nicely displayed.
The grand staircase

Intricate ceilings
underneath tree
I could smell the sugar

stained glass ceiling medallion

we sat up stairs with our coffee looking down on the decorations below

 upper level decorations.

1 comment:

Babs said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of Hotel Jefferson. Gorgeous Nativity scene. I'm a new follower.