Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yosemite National Park, California: Ahwahnee Hotel

When Yosemite Village was in its infancy, developers thought that it was important to have a first-class hotel in order to lure wealthy guests (as if the part itself wasn't enough of an attraction). Therefore, the Ahwahee was constructed.

No one argues that they didn't succeed. It's a lovely place, surrounded by the mountains near the end of the valley. It was built to fit in to the surroundings. If you look at it from a distance and above, it really is difficult to pick it out.

The shot is the famous dining room, with big windows for spectacular views. It's pricey for most, but you should at least have breakfast here if you are in the area.

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