Austin, Texas – Driskill Hotel (HDR)

Austin, TX - Driskill Hotel Lounge HDR

NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix

After a few days of IR shots…now back to a colorful photo!    This shot is from the Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin.  If you ever get to Austin, stop by…it sure is a classic place!  This is one of the lounge areas…a nice Texas effect with the longhorn hanging up on the wall.

Now this hotel is supposedly haunted…here is what I got from the web:   Some people say that the Driskill is among the most haunted hotels in the United States.  The spirit of a young girl bouncing a ball is believed to haunt the lobby of the first floor lobby. The second floor ladies’ restroom and the staircase to the mezzanine. The girl is believed to be the spirit of the daughter of a Senator who fell to her death down the hotel’s grand staircase while chasing a ball. Today guests report hearing the sound of laughter and a ball bouncing down the staircase.  There is a few more ghost stories to be told…so make sure to ask the concierge for the whole background.

No ghosts showed up in my pictures, maybe next time I will listen for any playful sounds!  Have a boo-tiful day!


2 comments on “Austin, Texas – Driskill Hotel (HDR)

  1. Andy Calnan says:

    Wonderful photo, and great use of HDR here. Kudos!

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