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15-MAY-2010 Walter O. Koenig

May 15

The Cosmopolitan Hotel, also known as La Casa de Bandini

This building, one of the oldest in San Diego, will re-open in June after an extensive renovation.
Personally I think a lot of the character and also architectural details were damaged or destroyed in the renovation.
You can see another similar photo taken in 1872 (when lenses were not so wide) of the building which began as a one story adobe here: Cosmopolitan Hotel

other sizes: small medium original
LynnH05-Aug-2010 11:05
Nice wide angle view, I think I like the 18 better. But, it is still a fab architectural piece with awesome lines. V
Hubert Steed20-May-2010 01:03
Good photo. Yes, the stairs are completely out of character with the original structure.
Carol Breton18-May-2010 14:20
Excellent perspective Walter. ~
Chad Ramsey18-May-2010 06:01
Wow! I'll bet you can't wait to get your camera in there! ;) Excellent shot and an interresting sturcture! V
Bryan Murahashi16-May-2010 14:47
Beautiful wide-angle shot of this restored hotel. V
Jim Coffman16-May-2010 12:15
Top notch work,Walter!! BV
Pierre16-May-2010 12:00
Un point de vue exceptionnel! V
Colin Clarke16-May-2010 11:27
Nice use of the 18mm end ! And I agree with you: the original design is preferable.
However, better preserved/renovated than demolished. :-)
Vince16-May-2010 11:02
Wonderful shot Walter. A sharp image and excellent POV. Vote.
Pete Hemington16-May-2010 10:21
Nice shot - looks like the bows of a ship coming towards you
laine16-May-2010 09:51
I can see what you mean about it's character loss...!! great shot Walter.
McGarva16-May-2010 09:49
Superb comp and lighting! ... V
Stephanie16-May-2010 09:45
Wonderful wide-wide angle image Walter! V
John16-May-2010 08:16
At least the sigh is still there on the same place. Great angle on this beautiful building. ~V~
heather16-May-2010 07:22
Wonderful!! Great composition and colour! V
franz16-May-2010 06:43
Der Californiadreamingmamas&papaslonelyplanetreiseführercaptainwok Rat! BV Walter o.
Kombizz16-May-2010 06:42
good one
meekam tam16-May-2010 06:34
A beautiful building captured at great pov, Walter! The original is as good as the the renovated. V
Gérard Koehl16-May-2010 05:42
Superbe cadrage... V
Meggi Raeder16-May-2010 03:22
I like the perspective and symmetry.
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