August 9, 2009

The Beaumont Hotel.

We loved this place in Ouray, Colorado:

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12 comments:

chuck b. said...

I hope those aren't incandescent bulbs.

traditionalguy said...

Hurray. Was this an area frequented by rich Texas vacationers seeking cool summer weather in the pre-airconditioning days? Many businesses seem Texas connected in their customer signage.

bearbee said...

Good that it was restored rather than destroyed.

Chip Ahoy said...

Beaumont. Hmmm, Beau mont. That there's French, in'nit.

bearbee said...

History Beaumont Hotel

KLDAVIS said...

Did you try the Kung-Fu Girl Riesling? It's not half bad.

ricpic said...

"HOTEL"

Many a man climbed the stair
Behind many a twitching behind,
In the hotel that held the fairest fair
Who sold the bump and grind.

Kev said...

Good that it was restored rather than destroyed.

Hear, hear. What a beautiful place!

Hurray. Was this an area frequented by rich Texas vacationers seeking cool summer weather in the pre-airconditioning days? Many businesses seem Texas connected in their customer signage.

Hmm--I guess I'm missing the Texas connection. What are you seeing that I'm not? (Sure, Beaumont is a city in SE Texas, but the site explains the name: Beau mont = beautiful mountain.)

Beau said...

What a great restoration job compared to the pre-restoration photo's in Bearbee's link.

Looking at other photos in the photostream you've managed to capture the special look/feeling comes with towns nestled in the Rockies in both countries. I haven't been to the European Alps and don't know if the feeling is the same in Alpine villages. I didn't get this same 'aura', or whatever it is, from Spanish and French towns in the Pyrenees.

Sure are a lot of shorts wearers.

Juris Dentist said...

Where's the one with your stained sheets?
I know it's coming!!
Maybe "Meade's favorite stain."

Largo said...

Some people just aren't Titus.

veni vidi vici said...

The inner hall there is a pale shadow of Gallup NM's famed El Rancho Hotel, which is one of the greatest places on earth.