Thursday, September 20, 2012

Camelot Where You Are, #7

Here's what Susan Z of San Diego Daily Photo says about her entry:

"If we had a Camelot here in San Diego, it would be the idyllic village of Coronado, and of course we have the castle 'Hotel Del Coronado'!

Hope you enjoy San Diego's Camelot!"

For those who don't know the Hotel Del, Wikipedia's got the story. This historic beachfront resort has been the backdrop for several movies, most notably Some Like It Hot. We can add an American Camelot reference by noting that John F. Kennedy stayed there, as did many other presidents.

Thanks for your entry, Susan!

Be sure to return during the remainder of the week to see more entries in the Camelot Where You Are photo contest. And stay tuned!
Over the weekend we'll vote for this week's favorite. 

Each weekly winner receives a free copy of Camelot & Vine upon publication, which I plan/hope/expect will be in October.
Publication day, whatever day it turns out to be, will be the final day for entries. 

Send in your pic now! It's easy to enter and anyone can do it.  


Kalei's Best Friend said...

This definitely fits the Camelot theme!... I've never stayed there but I hear its pretty pricey...

Susan Campisi said...

Quite a castle! Some Like It Hot is hilarious. What a great classic. The end of the movie must've been filmed there.

LOLfromPasa said...

How wonderful is this! Zillions of years ago I stayed there because my Dad was attending a convention. Walked through a few times since. This photograph captures the grandeur of a wonderful resort PLUS we do have a royal connection as noted in Petrea's link. Read the paragraph about Prince of Wales and Wallace Simpson.

Ann Erdman said...

My sister's wedding reception was at the Del and I spent my wedding night there. The next morning I took my husband to the airport, where he and a lot of other young men left for Vietnam. Life changed forever that day.

But the Del is still one of my favorite places on earth! There's a terrific tour of the Del that everyone should take to get the full history and impact of this wonderful hotel.

Katie said...

Great photo of the Castle Del Coronado! I visited Coronado a few years ago and seeing the hotel from the beach was definitely the highlight.

Petrea Burchard said...

It's a wonderful shot, isn't it? I love how Susan got some distance on the place. I wonder how wet she had to get to take it.

Desiree said...

Love it.

dive said...

I love Some Like It Hot. So good to see the balconies in colour for a change. What a fabulous place.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I want to hear more about Ann's story. That was a tease

Petrea Burchard said...

If memory serves, the oldest part of the building has a labyrinth thing going on--or at least some old-fashioned, tightly spaced hallways.

From what I know of it Ann's is a great story. Or I should say, a story that is full.

Ms M said...

Striking photo, especially with the reflections of the beach. Love the red and white.

Ann's story sounds intriguing. Is she writing about it?

Bellis said...

This is the best photo I've ever seen of the Coronado. When I took Richard to see it, we were socked in with fog. I once wandered round inside, and there are indeed many corridors leading to and from function rooms, it's indeed like a labyrinth.

Ann, what a story you have to tell. What happened in Vietnam?

Susan Zentmyer said...

Coronado has always been one of my favorite places in the San Diego area.

I love bringing visitors to the Hotel Del. It's very elegant. The Mr and I stayed there on our anniversary 7 years ago (7 years ago today actually - today is our anniversary!)

I'm glad you are enjoying my view of it!

Susan Zentmyer said...

And we were lucky to have had a very low tide, giving us a great "in the distance" view of it without needing an underwater camera!


Petrea Burchard said...

Ms. M, that's a great idea. Not that Ann needs more things to do!

Bellis, Thanks for corroborating on my labyrinth memory. I wasn't entirely clear.
I believe Ann's referring to the Vietnam war in general, but I'll let her tell it.

Hi Susan! What a coincidence to have this photo posted on your anniversary! Thanks so much for your contribution. Obviously others like it as much as you do.