The Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada, was built (of wood) in 1927 by the Great Northern Railway, and quickly became an icon of the Canadian West and especially the Waterton park. With it’s alpine chateau architecture it has retained the ambience of a time when the Rocky Mountain parks were really becoming known to the rest of Canada and the world.
This is the main lobby,with it’s massive timbers, second level balcony, and huge windows overlooking Upper Waterton Lake.
The Hotel is a National Historic Site of Canada.

June 2010
Fuji S100FS camera
1/60 sec., F 3.6, ISO 100, hand-held

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prince of wales hotel, waterton lakes national park, alberta, canada, great northern railway, lobby, alpine, chateau style, architecture, building, wooden, 1927, george cousins

Comments

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture George! Wow that timber looks impressive!:)

  • Hi Mary, many thanks. It’s one of the biggest wooden buildings in Alberta. The whole structure is very impressive. Lots of gables and old-world alpine character.

    – George Cousins

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture George………I never thought of taking a photo inside. It is a beautiful hotel !!

  • Hi Sean, good to see you! Many thanks. I was outside taking shots while Jann was poking through the gift shop, and when I came looking for her I was so impressed by the lobby I had to take a few. Those huge windows helped a lot with the natural light!

    – George Cousins

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot, George!

  • Thanks very much Wendi, greatly appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 3 years ago

    wow. i havent been there in years,, superb rendition George!

  • Hi Linda, thanks very much. I first saw a photo of the park, and the hotel, when I was about 12 years old, but I was 79 before I got there..lol!!! I guess you can’t rush these things :))

    – George Cousins

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 3 years ago

    better late than never!! ;d

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Oh isn’t this just gorgeous George! Very,very nice! See you soon :>)) Leslie

  • Hi Leslie, glad you liked it. Quite a lovely old place inside as well as out. We had a great meal there also, and very reasonable!

    – George Cousins

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 3 years ago

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  • Many thanks Rosehaven, and very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Lovely Work .!!

  • Thanks very much , and congratulations on your Features in this Group. Outstanding!

    – George Cousins

  • rjheller1150
    rjheller1150over 3 years ago

    Great capture of light…Nicely Done George

  • Very much appreciated..it’s a huge lobby and lots of old, dark furniture and fittings, but the natural light from those huge windows really made it work!

    – George Cousins

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much Nancy, it’s an honor and greatly appreciated!

    – George Cousins

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