Showing posts with label The Flatiron. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Flatiron. Show all posts

Chasing Ghosts!

So, if you've read the blog recently, you know that last
weekend I was in Jerome with my girlfriends. 
(Love these crazy kids!)
Kyle calling The Ghostbusters upon arriving at the Jerome Grand Hotel.
Janet grabbing Elvis - what a hoot!
Us getting photo-bombed by a local shop owner in front of Passion Cellars Wine Tasting!
Jerome is one of Arizona's most talked about, historic, unique, colorful, artistic, and haunted, little towns.
(Lot's of cool stuff to photograph, too!)
The Textures of Jerome remind of the ones in Italy.
You can read the pre-trip post, here, about the 'Ghostly Encounter' I had the last time I stayed over night at the Jerome Grand Hotel (room 43 I think we decided it was)
Picked up a new book while it town,....should have read this before my last trip! ;-)

I've been fascinated with ghosts and ghost/supernatural/spirit stories since I was a little girl, but since I wasn't really looking to hit the 'replay' button on the above mentioned experience again, I was careful to 'ground' myself prior to entering the hotel this time; and, I had a little 'talk' with the spirits who inhabit this super cool, old building (it was once a hospital), letting them know my rules and intentions from the get-go!
For the people who have asked how our weekend was and told us to post some things, here's a little pictorial for you.
The 'Haunted' Jerome Grand Hotel
My sister and I were up rather early Sunday morning and got the chance to chat with Carrie, a super nice guest at the hotel who was also up with the sun and sitting outside. After exchanging stories and telling her to go to the Flatiron for the best coffee on the planet once her friends woke up and started moving about, we went our separate ways - saying hello to them at the restaurant later that morning.
You can read my 'review' of The Flatiron, here!
Well, Carrie messaged me this week with quite the story telling about how she recorded some 'whispering' in her hotel room during the night with her phone!
She said she didn't hear the whispering while it was happening and didn't bother to listen to her recording until returning back to the Valley at the end of the weekend, and that's when she discovered it!  You can read her comments, here, at the bottom of the post.
Pretty scary stuff if you ask me!!
You'll be happy to know (or possibly disappointed) that I was not visited by, nor did I see any ghostly beings,...although, we did capture something in this photo (an apparition, perhaps?). 
4th Floor landing at the Jerome Grand Hotel
Photo taken 2-22-14 - approximately 7:00p.m.
Taken with my Htc-rezound phone - no editing, except for the photo frame.
The 'yellow' light is a reflection of the lamp light that was next to this bureau.
The white-ish cloudiness that's smeared across the photo?
Well, let's just say it's 'something' interesting.
The people who were up on the 4th floor with their EMF meter and IR thermometer were picking up quite the activity in this exact location and upon seeing the photo, were certain that our 'something' really was 'SOMETHING'!
I hope if you're ever in Arizona, that you take the time to visit Jerome.
The Sights of Jerome
It's a great little place, full of excitement, full of history, fun, adventure, great people and lots of photo ops.
Lovely old, rusty car in the Jerome Grand Hotel Parking Lot
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and
Hanging with Friends in Haunted Places!

Focus on Life 201 - Week 9 - Macro

It's week 9 for the Focus on Life 2014 Weekly Photography Challenge and Sally over at The Studio Sublime has given us the theme of "Checking Out" for the month of March.
Sally explains this month's prompt, "March for me is the beginning of Spring and a good time for checking out!  There are many definitions of "checking out", but I'm talking about checking out and exploring the world around us.  Some times when we are checked out of life and checked in to technology we tend to not focus on the amazing things that are happening around us every minute of everyday."
For week 9, our prompt is:
Macro Shot
"This week we are going to get up close and really check things out!"
I just LOVE macro shots!
Click photo to enlarge :-)

I'm much better at drooling over them than I am at actually capturing them, but hey, I have fun trying!
 I spent last weekend 'checking out' Jerome, AZ with my sister and a couple of friends and was happy enough to capture some cool macro shots of the beautiful, fresh flowers that were on our table at The Flatiron.
Everything about The Flatiron was super!
From the relaxed atmosphere, to the awesome meals that Chad prepared, to the fun banter that could be heard between Jen and Amy behind the bar area.

This place was rockin' the cool-vibe

My sister's waffles on Sunday!  Yummy!
And, just so you know, they have the best coffee on the planet! (thank you Amy!)
And some really beautiful flowers that make for great macro shots, too!

Click to enlarge photo collage :-)
Please click on all the links below to check out what gorgeous, up-close macro shots the rest of the Focus on Life gang has captured this week, okay?
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Macro Lust!