04 November 2011

Riviera Palace - Now


It's very hard to get the whole building in one shot without an amazing wide-angle lens which I don't have. Take a look at yesterday's photos of old postcards. In those days, there were no other buildings to get in the way of a good shot!

The building is based on designs by George Paul Chedanne (he designed the Palace Hotel on the Champs Elysée and the Hotel Mercedes 0n Rue du Presbourg in Paris.)

The Riviera Palace was finished in 1903 and soon welcomed King Leopold II of the Belgians, the imperial family of Russia, the Shah of Persia - also distinguished names in the arts such as Diagilev, Nijinski, Stravinsky and Colette. Winston Churchill was a regular visitor too.

Tomorrow - the details...

5 comments:

Nikon said...

Beautiful shots of an amazing building!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Regal.

Sharon said...

That is quite a distinguished clientele list.

JK said...

Nice building and shots.

Gailsman said...

Thanks Jilly. Not a lot of difference. Shame they have got rid of the flags though

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