Thursday, June 23, 2016

'A short stumble to the station'..



Yesterday we had lunch in the newly restored Guildford Hotel.The heritage listed Guildford landmark built in 1886, just across from the railway station hence the title.. after many a few ales a 'short stumble to the station', love it :) The hotel was all but destroyed in what was described as a 'suspicious' fire in 2008. The shell below was all that remained..  


Reopening last month after a beautifully 'sensitive to it's history' restoration, complete with belvedere, originally added in a 1915 restoration, the Guildford Hotel is once again the hub of the Guildford community..


 I'll show you some inside details tomorrow but suffice to say the original black and white shots of the hotel c1920 (guessing here) were one of my favourite features. One of these days I'm going to have a whole week of shooting in black and white.. if only the world wasn't so fabulously colourful :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


24 comments:

  1. Somebody really ought to pay you for such great posts!

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  5. It's so good to see the building was restored for one thing, but also the great job that was done in the restoration. It is truly a grand building.

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  6. Lovely heritage building! Arianna

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  7. That is so gorgeous, Grace! Lifts the spirits to know something that beautiful has been saved!

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  8. We have had the occasional 'suspicious' fire here in the past.
    Usually in buildings people wish to alter.
    That looks a marvelous restoration.

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  9. I'm very impressed at how beautifully and carefully this wonderful building was restored. In this world of build it today tear it down tomorrow, it's wonderful see things to lovingly preserved and maintained.

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  10. What a beautiful place to stumble into.

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  11. Love that it was restored and how could you not. The building is gorgeous. The top reminds me of a bell.

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  12. what a fine looking building

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  13. I remember it well, including the, a new word to me, the belvedere.

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  14. Beautiful. Glad someone is restoring old buildings.

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  15. Wonderful that someone cared enough and the local economy was good enough to do this. Doesn't look big enough by today's standards, though, to be a hotel.

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  16. Great they restored the building.

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  17. I notice you crossed out "many" ales.... Hah!

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  18. Beautiful - can´t wait to see the inside, Grace!

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  19. It was beautifully restored Grace.

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  20. The restoration appears to be very faithful to the original as seen in the photo.

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  21. I saw these in reverse order, first viewing tomorrow's lovely indoor shots and now seeing the outside and understanding why a major restoration was needed. Great building, very well done restoration.

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