Friday, 13 May 2016

English culture and business travel at the Empress Hotel, Victoria Island

This very big luxury hotel located at the harbor and parliament of Victoria Island is more than 100 years old. It is a symbol of traditions and the UK heritage in Canada. The double decker bus in front of the hotel convinces everyone who had any doubts.

In the lobby of the hotel, you see a small model of an ocean liner. British business men and families were travelling from Asia across the Pacific to Canada and stayed in this hotel. From here they took the railroad to the east side of the northern continent. The days of air travel changed this entirely.

Dit enorm groot luxe hotel gelegen aan de haven en het parlement van Victoria Island is meer dan 100 jaar oud. Het symboliseert traditie en Engels erfgoed in Canada. De dubbeldekker bus voor het hotel overtuigd iedereen die nog enige twijfels had. 

In de hotellobby, zie je een schaalmodel van een oceaanschip. Britse zakenlui en hun families reisden van Azië over de Stille Oceaan naar Canada en verbleven in dit hotel. Van hieruit namen ze de spoorweg naar het oosten van het noordelijke continent. Het tijdperk van luchtverkeer maakte een einde aan deze traditie. 
 
Empress Hotel Victoria Island

Empress Hotel Victoria Island bus

Empress Hotel Victoria Island

Empress Hotel Victoria Island

Empress Hotel Victoria Island garden

Empress Hotel Victoria Island lobby

Empress Hotel Victoria Island ocean liner

Empress Hotel Victoria Island

Empress Hotel Victoria Island dolphin

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7 comments:

  1. It looks a magnificent hotel which is obviously located in a fantastic spot.

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  2. A rather large establishment, and beautiful.
    Do like the Whale.

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  3. Misschien maken ze er beter van: to empress

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  4. indrukwekkend .. is het minste wat je er kan van zeggen Filip

    groeten

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  5. Great photos Filip, and this is an island that I have really enjoyed in the past. Hope that you had the opportunity to see Buchart Gardens while you were there. Wish I had still been in Paris while you were dancing there. Best of luck there.

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