Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

We had a quick trip to Philly for a memorial service and stayed in a wonderful neighborhood, Chestnut Hill.  The hotel we stayed at was on the main drag and it's name is appropriately, Chestnut Hill Hotel.  Brilliant, right?  The front of it was amazing but I neglected to take a picture of it.  This is the back of the hotel.  It was spectacular.  Double click on this picture


to see just how lovely these are.  And the fragrance?   Over the top!  There was a rear garden with all sorts of novelties in it.

This bear was just sitting in a flower bed.

This is the first ATM I have seen that is housed in an old fashioned looking phone booth.
 
These clownish and remarkably comfortable chairs surrounded a fire pit on two sides.

A couple of dogs graced a corner.
 
The morning breakfast service (typical of most places you stay at these days) was amped up a bit with old china cups and plates that were all mismatched.   Very clever; it made it more homey.

The garbage can in the breakfast room mixed the old with the new.  You just wave your hand over the top.  Another first for me.

 
While walking to the memorial we saw the largest pine tree in a side yard.  The house next to it is three stories high.  I am sure there are larger ones and I am sure we have seen larger ones
but it was surprising anyway.

1 comment:

Robbie said...

What a cool hotel!! I love the vintage cups and plates!!!! Hmmmmmm I would think if YOU waved your hand over anything it would move...waters would part.......oh wait...that's from another ''story'!!