Saturday, December 12, 2015

Mission Inn

 
We hopped over to Riverside to have lunch at the Mission Inn, a hotel dating back to 1876.  It is known for it's 4 million (!) Christmas lights, making it the centrepiece of the Riverside annual Festival of Lights.
 
 
 
 
Of course the lights weren't lit at lunch time, and the Christmas decorations detract a little from the interesting architectural mix.  The original owner travelled to Europe many times, each time bringing back not only treasures to decorate the Inn, but also bringing back a few architectural ideas that he built into each expansion.
 
 

 
 



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