Saturday, 21 August 2010

Weekend Reflections - Broken Hill (12)

The Palace Hotel, formerly Mario's Palace which featured in the film Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is now under new management and rarely open as it is undergoing extensive renovations. I was peering through the closed doors when one of the managers saw me and let me in to have a look at the foyer. There was a small "renovation donation" involved, that's what the barrel behind me in the photo is for.
Every inch of the foyer is covered in artwork, there are reproductions of old masters on the ceiling and a stuffed peacock under the stairs. Goodness knows what the rooms are like.
Will definitely be worth a look when its finished. Although the bar is only open one night a week, I think some of the rooms are now available.
For more reflections visit James' Newtown Area Photo.

8 comments:

Julie said...

Ummm ... BH is strong on art, yes ... you started with art at the airport ... I suspect this might be worth looking at rather than staying in ... probably should not say that out loud ... shhhhh ...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes BH is strong on art, mostly rather kitsch art to my mind.

J Bar said...

Looking at the pictures before reading, I instantly recognised it from the movie.

Sylvia K said...

What a fascinating, intriguing place and what terrific captures and great reflections for the day! I love it! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend, Ann!

Sylvia

michael said...

I love looking at old building with history during restoration. Thanks for sharing your visit.

michael bird said...

Cool reflection, as well. Like your summary - makes me want to drop in for a drink.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

hello! beautiful images i see on your blog!! congratulations

Dina said...

That's gonna be nice!