Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sepia Scenes 02-04-09: Swantown Inn


I've grown fond of sepia tinting on a number of photos I've seen around the blogosphere. I've played around with it on some of my shots and really like the effect. So I decided to join Sepia Scenes for the first time. Hosted by Mary T, who also hosts the fabulous Ruby Tuesday.




This is The Swantown Inn Bed and Breakfast in Olympia, Washington, where we stayed over the weekend (the hospitality was excellent!). The old Victorian/Queen Anne Revival home just begged for old fashioned-looking photos. Be sure to click on them for the full effect.


The house was built in 1893



The parlor.


The stairway looking down at the main entrance.

20 comments:

Jientje said...

A scene from an old Hitchcock movie! This place begs for sepia, you're so right on this!! Lovely lovely!

BookPlease said...

The sepia tint is so effective. I love these photos and the Inn looks an excellent place to stay.

Beth F said...

Thanks for sharing these. I love the sepia tones.

Serena said...

Some photos just look fantastic in sepia...these are some of them!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Perfect content for sepia.

Jenn said...

I love these photos. So interesting.

Rose said...

These are perfect for sepia...glad you decided to join.

dot said...

What a great place to stay. I especially like the parlor.

Ralph said...

The sepia makes this house really look its age. And far better in character than color, or B&W. The sepia adds a hint of bronze to this beautiful house...

Leora said...

I love old houses. You did a beautiful job of photographing it, capturing the essence of what was once a grand home.

Carletta said...

Welcome to Sepia Scenes!
Your first entry is marvelous. This lovely old home is beautiful and the sepia gives it such a timeless feel. So glad you took us inside as well!

Robin said...

Great choice for sepia, especially that parlour. It just fits so well.

Glad you joined us this week.

Melli said...

Oh these shots really DID need to be in sepia didn't they!? What a great place! I love a good B&B!

maryt/theteach said...

Oh, Terri, your first Sepia Scenes post is exquisite! Perfect! The photos depict an old-time house and rooms that are fantastic in sepia! WQelcome to you! Happy Sepia Scenes! :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a nice place to stay! Both the inside and outside look excellent in sepia!

Annie said...

These photos are terrific. This is just what I would expect to see in a history of the old house. Photos from a 100 years ago would have looked like this.

Dianne said...

the middle shot is my favorite

this house was made to be shown in sepia!

PJ said...

I love these interiors, and, strangely, because I love large close-ups, I like these small tableaus. They're just delightful.

Patti said...

I love classic old houses, although I don't think I would want to live in one.

You did a great job capturing the charm of this inn. It lends itself to sepia, I'd say.

bettyl said...

Such perfect subjects for sepia! Just wonderful to see!

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