On a sort of last-minute impulse I drove down to Coronado this evening, to check out the sunset and the holiday lights at the Hotel del Coronado. It was sprinkling lightly when I first got there, but that didn't last long (or stop me from taking pictures), and it turned into a nice, mild evening. Winter skies are always the best around here.
Here's a bit of trivia - those berms in the sand in the first 3 photos, when viewed from the air, spell out "Coronado". Every year the Hotel del Coronado is covered in lights for the holidays.
The view out across the pool to the ocean and sunset is equally impressive.
They put up a huge Christmas tree in the lobby of the hotel, and a long exposure makes the people look like ghosts. Or, maybe at least some of these really are ghosts - the Hotel del Coronado is said to be haunted.
Happy Holidays everyone.
Click here for more images from the Hotel del Coronado and a December sunset.
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- Frank B. Baiamonte
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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.