A Leisurely Afternoon at the Rosario Resort

Our second day at sea landed us at the Rosario Resort on Orcas Island.  My wife and the kids headed up for a quick bite to eat at the grill while I wandered around the grounds taking photos.  After a lunch we all headed up to tour the resort.

The Rosario itself is now a museum and open to the public.  It contains a spa, restaurant, bar, music hall, library and multiple bedrooms.  The craftsmanship seen in the building was amazing.  It is nothing less than impressive to see the ingenuity used in structures of this age.  I absolutely loved the massive size of the door hinges and didn’t realize that I didn’t take a photo of them until now.  In the music hall photo below you can get a sense of how massive they are as seen attached to the two doors upstairs.

Today’s image was taken in the music hall of a 1900 Steinway piano and the pipes used in conjunction with the Aeolian Pipe Organ.  Unfortunately we were unable to stay for the music performance that began daily at 4 and regrettably so as the second floor which contains the library is off limits until after the show.

Rosario Resort Music Hall

Rosario Resort Music Hall

We had a wonderful time touring this establishment.  Everyone we talked with was a pure delight to engage in conversation with.  As both my wife and I feel like we might enjoy touring all the San Juan Islands by another means of transportation other than boat I think we would both very much enjoy spending more time here.

I have many more photos of the Rosario that I can’t wait to process and share with you.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikon 24 – 70
Post Processing: Aperture, Nik HDR Efex Pro, Photoshop, Topaz Adjust
HDR Details: 9 exposures -4 to +4
As always, you can click the image to see it at larger sizes.

About Brett Cox

Photographic Artist exploring this wonderful world through my lens.
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