Thursday Doors: Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

 

The lovely Norm from Norm 2.0 has a fun weekly feature called, “Thursday Doors”.  He invites fellow bloggers to share interesting and unique doors that we happen to see during our travels.

The photo above is of a magnificent door I recently saw at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.  Despite the simplicity of the actual ‘door’, the grandeur of its surroundings is stunning.  This hotel is like none I have ever seen.  With varied architecture styles (mixture of  Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and Moorish) you might think it would be too eclectic; however, they work really well together.

I felt as if I had literally stepped back in time when I opened this door.  I felt like I had entered a time machine to one of the most opulent eras in American history.

The Biltmore opened its (many) beautiful doors in 1923, and was home to the first Academy Awards.

Interestingly, I usually prefer a more stream-lined architectural style, such as art deco; however, in the case of The Biltmore, I’m definitely a fan.

What do you think about this style?

  24 comments for “Thursday Doors: Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

  1. May 2, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Wow, that’s really elaborate! Beautiful door! xo

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    • May 2, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Isn’t it just, Holly? Thank you, my dear! Cher xo

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      • May 2, 2019 at 10:20 am

        that’s baroque , am I correct Cher? xo

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      • May 2, 2019 at 5:21 pm

        Yes, it sure is, Holly! In fact, some of the work was done by the same architect who design areas of the Vatican and the White House (if I am not mistaken). Good eye, my dear! Thank you! Cher xo

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      • May 2, 2019 at 5:38 pm

        Well, it looks very baroque but wasn’t sure! It’s a beauty!

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      • May 3, 2019 at 7:47 am

        I agree, Holly! There is so much to look at in this hotel that I was afraid I’d miss something cool to photograph! LOL Cher xo

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      • May 3, 2019 at 9:19 am

        xo

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      • May 3, 2019 at 9:36 am

        😘💗

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  2. May 2, 2019 at 9:40 am

    What a fabulous entrance. Love those pillars.

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  3. May 2, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Magnificent, indeed! ❤

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  4. May 2, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Now, that’s style!

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  5. May 2, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Cher, a spectacular visual feast ! At first glance, I thought it was a Church. Such beautiful architecture, I can imagine staying for a weekend and ordering Room Service for a midnight snack!
    ThankYou for sharing and have a lovely vacation there!
    Cheers!
    Quiche 🇨🇦

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    • May 2, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      Why thank you, dearie! Yes, yesterday for “Wordless Wednesday” Hugh from Wales said the same thing about the lobby! It is such a magnificent building! Apparently the actual Oscar statue idea was sketched on a napkin in one of the ballrooms (could be the one in this pic)! Back in Chicago now! Thanks so much, Quiche! Cher xo

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  6. May 2, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    A classic beauty. Thanks for sharing this awesome find 🙂

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  7. May 3, 2019 at 8:06 am

    That’s a beautiful entrance.

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  8. May 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Ooo, la, la! That’s quite a beauty!

    janet

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    • May 3, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      I agree my dear! Thank you! Cher xo

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