Pull Up a Seat

Seen in Taipei

For this weekly challenge Xinfu Mama will make a post every Friday morning. To play along:

  • Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view.
  • Add a tag “Pull up a Seat”.
  • Add a link to your post in the Pull up a Seat comment section, either by writing a comment with your URL or by creating a pingback.

Foreclosed

It’s with a heavy heart that I share that the Gilded Age architectural gem, the Palmer House Hotel is in foreclosure.

Palmer House, exterior
Empire Room
Palmer House Elegance

The hotel was built by Potter Palmer, a real estate tycoon, for his young bride as a wedding gift. The hotel has faced disaster in the form of fires and financial problems before. I hope it’s not closed for good.

I can see how the lockdown and looting has affected all the downtown hotels.

Elegant Lighting at the Palmer House
Palmer House Hotel, Chicago