Banff Springs Hotel

Having lived most of my life in Alberta, I’d frequently visited Banff.  I am happiest when I am in the mountains.  I always have this sense of feeling like this is where I belong.   When I had a chance for Dylan and I to tag along on a conference my husband was going to in Banff, I didn’t think twice.
It has long been my dream to stay in the historic and spectacular Banff Springs Hotel.  With my baby boo in tow, we spent hours and hours a day wondering the hotel, looking at the amazing, beautiful unique old details of the majestic castle.  Of course camera in hand, I tried to capture the details and history of the hotel.  As you can imagine, an old castle like hotel, from the  1888 has some lighting challenges.  I was shooting without flash, using available light. (thanks Dani , I always think of your words when I am thinking about light)
The hotel has a history of being haunted.  I did not see Sam, or the bride, but I did go up to where room 873 used to be, and it was creepy.  
So no ghosts or orbs in these images, just beautiful history. 
BANFF SPRINGS AT NIGHT, AS SEEN FROM SURPRISE CORNER 
MOUNT STEPHEN HALL.  STUNNING DETAILS

OLD FASHIONED ELEVATORS

SO MANY AMAZING ROOMS AND PEACEFUL SITTING NOOKS

DETAIL FROM THE PICTURE ABOVE, THE MOUNTAIN SHEEP MADE OF STONE THAT GRACES THE FIREPLACE

MY VERY FAVORITE ROOM- AT NIGHT.
And although most days were dark and gloomy, a mountain is beautiful whether illuminated by the sun, or moody with clouds and grey.  I got a bit of both.

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