07 November 2011

Riviera Palace - the Concierge

The old Concierge's office looks unchanged since the building was opened in 1903.

Look at those beautiful old black letters - they look like an Art Nouveau design in wrought iron. (Click the small photo to enlarge).


Gunn said...

Wow- effect and very nice!

Michael said...

I would think that the concierge office was put in when the building was converted to apartments, not when it was built as a hotel.

Jilly said...

Michael, first of all your gourmet blog is a treat. I've already read through some of your entries (places I've eaten at too) and compliment you on your photos and words). I'm looking forward to reading more.

Well, you could be right although I'd think the wood and the lettering maybe date further back. I imagined this to be the place where men would stand waiting to garage the cars, even carriages. Rather like the one outside the Hotel de Paris in Monaco.

Anyway I don't know - you could well be right.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have seen many a concierge desk, but never a concierge office.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Lovely door. Seems to have quite an impressive character!

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