Promised myself that I was not going to make this a photo marathon everyday and that I would actually take time to rest. Being true to myself that is exactly what we both did today, although Lynn stepped out for a few more groceries. That being said, I did find my fingers itchin’ to pick up the camera around 5 or so and just walked around the property trying to catch a few photos showing the last few rays of the day.
I rendered this photo in a vintage style as I was reading about the history here while I was doing my walkabout. It was built by David and Harriett Walley in 1862 . .. right in the middle of the Civil War. Although tensions were high during that period, coming here just to rest and relax seemed to level the playing field and the respite was enjoyed by miners, politicians and various tradespeople. This is the main dining hall where one could have a delightful 3 course evening meal . . .. we will partake in that one day this week.
There are many period pieces around the resort and they have retained as much of the history as they can. However, when it was re-launched it implemented a geo-thermal system that was way ahead of its time. Thought that was an interesting factoid.
I would not be me if I didn’t try to catch the last rays of the day . . . . . . it is truly gorgeous and tranquil here. Using a Bryan Peterson rule . .. when is the best time to take a horizontal shot . .. . right after you have taken a vertical one. That little gem has been one of my mantras ever since I read and heard it. It just makes sense.