Sunday, April 6, 2008

Central Park Lamp

This is one of many street lamps that light up the pedestrian path on the southern stretch of Central Park. Across the street from the park are some of the most expensive hotels in New York City.

So where is the most luxurious (or favorite) hotel you have ever stayed in?

20 comments:

delightful-d said...

I had to laugh... when I click to view your blog (this post) it looks like two HUGE martian eyes are staring right at me. Sorry... my humor. I thought it was some sort of "alien" post but once I click on the full photo, I see the entire lamp post! :)
First of all, I love the tree in the background. Second, as for the most luxurious hotel or favorite... well, I prefer to stay at a bed and breakfast over a hotel but if the hotel has a pool - that is luxurious to me (keeps the kids happy).

Sally said...

Don't think I've ever stayed in a truly luxurious hotel, though in NYC I stayed at the MArriott in Times Sq, c/- a friend's frequent customer points. It wasn't "luxurious" but would have been VERY expensive.

Most expensive was the Cradle Mountain Lodge in Tasmania - we had the deluxe cabin, with hot tub on the deck etc.

Chuck Pefley said...

If expensive = luxury then it was the Rome airport Hilton. I passed on trying to find a taxi out of the city at 3am and took the train in the late afternoon before my early flight the next morning. My plan was simply to hang out in the airport and snooze. Arriving at the airport I noticed the nice looking Hilton, and simultaneously thought to myself I really didn't want to spend the night in the airport. So, I went to the desk and learned the hotel was almost full ... the did have a room, but it was expensive the receptionist told me ... 275€! I took it, and in the final analysis was happy I did. Well above my normal budget however!!

thwany said...

any hotel with a bathtub is luxurious to me.

btw- that's a $260 anna sui cardigan i'm wearing and i love it!

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice lamp. It truly is a testament to the skills of the glass maker that this lamp is not broken.

If I described it you might disbelieve...

Indianapolis, Indiana. World War II days. Third floor. My mom had just remarried and I was getting a little old to be sleeping with her anyway, so they got two separate rooms. One for me. One for them.

She was showing me this big, knotted rope next to the window all in a coil. She explained when the hotel catches on fire, I am to use a chair to break out the window and then I should throw the rope out. It would uncoil and provide me a way to escape the searing flames. A then modern fire escape with knots to hand onto on the way down.

Think about that. I was about 9 years old.

Your photography is very good. Your question: provoking memories.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio now playing the part of Mrs. Zac Efron's employee.

Nathalie said...

Very nice detail.

The best hotel I've stayed in, the Hotel Bora Bora, five star on the beach. Pretty cool!

Elizabeth said...

We don't really do swanky.
In NY most of our friends stay at the Chelsea Hotel because it's near us and funky but hopeless service and overpriced.
The Leo House on 23rd Street is funky and very cheap because it's run by some French religious organization to cater to travellers.
In Florence, Italy, Hotel Crisitina via Condotta 4 has super huge rooms just of Piazza Signoria. Very inexpensive because no elevator... etc

lv2scpbk said...

This looks huge the way you took the photo.

Kitty said...

I have to get my booty over to CP soon. A great photo op would be the horse carriages, of course, though I dislike the idea of them (in the extreme temperatures)

Can't wait til there are leaves on the doggone trees!

oldmanlincoln said...

I just discovered a lot of information about New York and the city trying to comply with the rope laws making it a law that the knotted ropes I mentioned had to be installed in almost every hotel in all the cities. I did a blog search for it under knotted rope fire escapes.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9405E4DD1530E633A25753C3A96E9C94669FD7CF&oref=slogin

citygirl15 said...

The most memorable hotel I stayed at, though not luxurious, was The Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica.

With cliffside villas and spectacular sunsets, former guests at Rockhouse include Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.

It's finity pool and fabulous restaurant.....with Jamaica's famous Blue Mountain Coffee, Rockhouse ROCKS!

Joy said...

I have stayed at so many different hotels - from 5-star to your regular B&B. My favourite would still have to be the Shangri-la Hotel in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines! Do check it out.

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Paz said...

Nice lamp. Haven't noticed it before. Most luxurious hotel for me? In Egypt.

Paz

Thinking Fool said...

This really kick-ass Radisson in Syndey, Australia made me think, "This is a Radisson?" I was surprised how nice it was! If not that one, then I'd have to say the Ritz Carlton in D.C.

teahouse said...

That looks like the lamp post from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The fanciest hotel I've ever stayed at was this little hotel in Houston, of all places. Absolutely gorgeous!

Sonia said...

So beautiful this photo, Ming! Love the street lamp with the bare tree on background! Well done!

Southern Heart said...

Beautiful photo!

We like the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans (although Hampton Inns are just fine by us! We'd rather spend on "eating and doing" :)

tigerfish said...

Don't think I ever stayed in a luxurious hotel before. That is why I have no favorites to-date :)
I like hotel rooms with spacious bathrooms and good water pressure :P

Rambling Round said...

Well, the most expensive hotel was the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., although the room was really small. The hotel in general, though, was luxurious with a river running through it.

• Eliane • said...

Luxurious hotels are surely not my favorites. But I do love a High Tea at The Pierre. :)