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Grand Hotel Porch

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 January 2017 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

This is one half of the Porch that runs the entire length at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The other half is just as long. The Porch overlooks its beautiful, well-manicured gardens. The first five yellow awnings is where the Parlor is located, while the two white awnings are a secondary entrance into the Main Dining Room, and the remaining yellow awnings are the Main Dining Room. On the opposite side of the porch lie the Parlor and private rooms.

The Grand Hotel is a historic hotel and coastal resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan, a small island located at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac within Lake Huron between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Constructed in the late 19th century, the facility advertises itself as having the world's largest porch. The Grand Hotel is well known for a number of notable visitors, including five U.S. presidents, Russian presidents Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, inventor Thomas Edison, and author Mark Twain.

Photo captured October 4, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 180 18 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Maybe I have say this early, but it is very finen place to relax

19 Jan 2017 5:28am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quels stores jaune et la maisons blanche quelle perspective sueprbe vue.

19 Jan 2017 5:54am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent. Belle profondeur d'image. )

19 Jan 2017 7:00am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique photo !

19 Jan 2017 7:24am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Incredible length which looks almost longer than the titanic liner, a real beauty.
This almost seems a retirement home, do those people live there ?? They all
appear a ripe age.

19 Jan 2017 8:06am

@Phil Morris: These were the people who were sitting at the end of the porch, then had to sit down and take a breather by the time they arrived here. :-)

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow !! Great depth in this image. I would not mind spending a few days there

19 Jan 2017 8:32am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un endroit où il fait bon vivre !!!!!

19 Jan 2017 9:15am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb holidays atmosphere.

19 Jan 2017 9:16am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice place, I envy them !

19 Jan 2017 9:54am

willy from Belgium

je voudrais bien y séjourner quelques jours Steven

une belle perspective dans ce superbe cliché


19 Jan 2017 10:45am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !!

19 Jan 2017 11:44am

Frances from Boston, United States

Another great look at this magnificent hotel Steven.

19 Jan 2017 12:57pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is one long verandah.... wonderful dof... it reminds me of the lounge chairs lined up on a cruise ship. Lots of seniors here, I think I would fit right in! :) A fine capture of this Grand Hotel... excellent!

19 Jan 2017 1:09pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent perspective lines in this frame, giving the depth more impact. I love the awnings. Great tour, Steven.

19 Jan 2017 1:22pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Une belle ambiance de calme et de sérénité !!

19 Jan 2017 1:59pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely place to relax....Those patches of flowers look lovely!

19 Jan 2017 2:02pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Seemingly relaxed. Nice colors and great perspective.

19 Jan 2017 3:09pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Now that is a porch. I like how big it looks and the way it serves the customers. Nice shot.

19 Jan 2017 4:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

AN impressive porch. The light and point of view are beautiful

19 Jan 2017 5:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a fantastic porch that seems to live up to its billing. Everyone there does seem to be of a certain age.

19 Jan 2017 7:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Excellent again! I can't stop being impressed with the dimensions of this building!

19 Jan 2017 7:43pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Un hôtel de grand luxe pour une retraite au soleil...
Personnellement, je préfère plus simple. :)

19 Jan 2017 7:50pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, perspective, colors, lights & shadows!
Lovely series!

19 Jan 2017 7:53pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Wow! Sunny weather, paceful place, what else??? :)
So wonderful!

19 Jan 2017 8:06pm

Yvon from Belgium

Very nice with the sun.
Have a lovely end of week, Steven.

19 Jan 2017 8:23pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent place! I like the atmosphere of relax... Hugs!

19 Jan 2017 8:30pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A fantastic gallery defined by those impressive columns ... A wonderful place beautifully captured !!! The perspective and light are fabulous ...

19 Jan 2017 10:07pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I don't see many young people but it does look so inviting.

20 Jan 2017 12:40am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a lovely place to spend a summer afternoon

20 Jan 2017 2:31am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice and relaxing location. I wish I could relax too... :-)

20 Jan 2017 7:21am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

une belle recherche

20 Jan 2017 8:53am

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful photo, Steven!
Love the depth in it...

20 Jan 2017 11:18am

jean pierre a from France

belle perspective! amitiés

20 Jan 2017 11:44am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Superbe angle de prise de vue!
Superb shooting angle!

20 Jan 2017 3:21pm

Remus from Portugal

Nice... Awesome place to stay and relax.

20 Jan 2017 5:50pm

Anita B. from Bretagne, France

Not to be missed! A perspective that does not make me dream but that ensures!

20 Jan 2017 8:53pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Beautiful combination of perspective and luminous scene.

20 Jan 2017 9:07pm

: Helen : from is currently photographing at home in, Australia

This looks so much like what I imagine a traditional hotel in the USA would look like.
It is almost a scene from the movie "The World According to Garp"!

21 Jan 2017 11:00am

Marité from France

Un accueil très agréable pour profiter des vacances ! Jolie coursive en tout cas !
Bonne journée !

22 Jan 2017 8:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely exterior shot. This series certainly captures the hotel living up to its name :)

22 Jan 2017 6:56pm