Friday, February 6, 2015

West Baden Springs

Back in November, November 2nd in fact…a day after the big wedding we went for a ride into the countryside of Indiana.

West Baden Springs

Looks like something out of a fairy tale doesn’t it?  Flags waving in the towers…damsels waiting to be saved!

Main Gate West Baden Springs

The main gate.

Looking back towards the gate

Now that is some driveway.

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It was chilly and it froze that morning.

Frozen Geraniums

Geraniums surrendered to the frost.

Mums look pretty good

The Mums up on the veranda looked pretty good.

West Baden Springs Hotel is on the list of Historic Hotels in America.  It was built in 1902…and has quite a history.  It was a luxury mineral springs resort, a Army Hospital, a seminary and a college before it was rescued by a billionaire and partially restored…it reopened in 2007 there is a Casino nearby…French Lick.  It seems the only way the hotel could be completely saved was to partner with a casino group.

Tomorrow The Veranda

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15 comments:

  1. I wish I lived close enough for a visit! And at this time of year, how good for the soul to see something green.

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  2. What a beautiful place. Kept waiting to see a picture of the damsel and the dragon. I'll have to check it out next time I'm in Indiana. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Wow, it sure is elegant looking. I'll be enjoying it for a couple days, it seems. I see you have your Valentine header up already! :-)

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  4. We visited there when it was still in really bad shape, but they had begun the restoration. The place is really beautiful now.

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  5. Morning, wow!!! so so pretty, that blue sky is amazing. Blessings Francine.

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  6. Beautiful- glad someone stepped up and saved it.

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  7. What an amazing place it must be! I'm glad it was restored to its former glory.

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  8. Such a pretty place, and in a beautiful fall setting. I wonder what it looks like these days!

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  9. So beautiful -- I might have to make a royal visit some day!

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  10. It is a beautiful place. The tower is wonderful to see and it is a great shot.

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  11. That does have quite the history. It is truly a historic building with that background.

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  12. Lovely photos ! Beautiful place .Oh flowers how wonderful . getting a bit over whelmed by the snow here and to be getting more over the weekend with freezing rain gona be a mess out there ! Thanks for sharing love your header ! Have a good weekend !

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  13. Especially nice to see the green and red outside right now. ;)

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  14. How fascinating! I truly enjoy visiting places that are historical. How beautiful and it makes you wish you could see all that took place there over the years.

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