January 30, 2010

Hotel Del Coronado and Moon, originally uploaded by FrogMiller.

A neat shot of the Hotel Del Coronado (the Hotel Del to locals) in Coronado, across the bay from San Diego. (This picture shows the hotel with Christmas lights.)

Wikipedia tells us that the Hotel Del “is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in California and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977” and that “[w]hen it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world and the first to use electrical lighting.”

Featured as the hotel (said to be in Florida) in the film Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon – which, if you haven’t seen it, do so immediately!! It will improve your weekend immeasurably.

Enjoy today’s photo! If you like the photo, please drop a comment to the original photographer at Flickr.


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