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17-MAY-2012 © Walter O. Koenig

May 17

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The Coronado Boathouse

The Boathouse, built in 1887, actually predates The Hotel Del Coronado by a year.
Thought to have been an exercise in building practice for what started out as a largely unskilled crew, the Boathouse was completed in 1887, before construction on the hotel commenced.
Designed by the Reid Brothers Architects - the same men who designed the hotel - the Boathouse became a diminutive Del and a visual masterpiece in its own right.
I have seen it described as the Del’s Doghouse. It is now an overpriced Restaurant which gets mediocre reviews.

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Karen Stuebing18-May-2012 22:03
Love the architecture and you have captured it beautifully. It's a shame that it doesn't love up to its grand look. V.
Patricia Kay18-May-2012 20:40
Wonderful image of this great boathouse Walter...BV
Helen Betts18-May-2012 19:50
It looks like sort of a dreary day, but that red really spices up the image! Very nicely captured. V.
burtmann18-May-2012 17:22
Very picturesque and charming. v
Stephanie18-May-2012 10:08
What a charming structure! Great image Walter! V :)
Marcia Colelli18-May-2012 10:08
Very beautiful boathouse. Great architecture and a wonderful capture V
René Gysi18-May-2012 08:50
Was für ein schönes und altes Bootshaus. Ein echter Hingucker. Toll aufgenommen, Walter. V
Mike H.18-May-2012 08:15
Definitely a picturesque landmark, well-caught and presented, Walter.
marie-jose wolff18-May-2012 07:38
beautiful architecture and design, it looks like a wedding cake, but I find very charming! V
Gérard Koehl18-May-2012 06:56
Superbe ponton... V
Marisa D.L.18-May-2012 04:46
A deeply enjoyable and skilled composition, Walter.
I do think the cloudy sky suits it well and enhances the charm of this over -decorated white building.
I really like the clean and impeccable photo and your interesting text of description.
Bryan Murahashi18-May-2012 04:33
A beautiful boathouse for the ages. V
Frank Brault18-May-2012 02:28
Another era indeed and still beautiful. Excellent point of view. V
globalgadabout18-May-2012 02:19
it certainly evokes another era...rather stylish, although the cabin on top looks a tad tentative...still it might have served as a useful lookout over the harbour..
janescottcumming18-May-2012 02:03
I've been to the Del but I have never seen this unique building. Looks like a nice place to have diner. Too bad it only gets mediocre reviews. Nicely composed image. V
LynnH18-May-2012 01:34
Love the dormers and the flag! Nice work on composition here! V
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