Gladstone cowboy


The Gladstone Hotel is a quirky little boutique hotel that has become a landmark of West Queen West, the arsty section of town. Each of the guest rooms has been designed and decorated by a noted artist or interior decorator. I was lucky enough to tour a few of the rooms when I went on an art walk a few weeks ago. I'll give you a peek inside tomorrow. 

Until then, enjoy the cowboy elevator. It's an old-fashioned lift that riders must manually elevate by cranking the wheel. I didn't try it out, but I'd love to go back and see what it's like! If you'd like to see more signs, visit Signs, Signs.

24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks very elegant!
And you did a great job with your camera, very nice picture!
Léia

Olivier said...

amusant, je savais pas que ce type d’ascenseur existait encore. Un travail tres specifique ;)

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I would love to try that out!

Tanya said...

very cool elevator!

JM said...

Manually elevate? How cool!

Paul in Powell River said...

My back aches just thinking about it! :)

Great shot!

RedPat said...

I'm not a fan of elevators but this one looks cool!

SRQ said...

Anything with a 'cowboy elevator' sounds intriguing to me!

Jack said...

Marvelous, Halcyon. I love quirky hotels. They are so much more enjoyable than the kind where you wake up and don't see anything to remind you what city you are in. Two weeks ago we stayed in the Abbey Manor Guesthouse in Cape Town. We were in a second floor room with two balconies overlooking Table Mountain on one side and the city on the other. Perfect!

cieldequimper said...

J'adore. Manque plus que mes bottes de cowgirl !

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Very neat. We've never seen an elevator like this.

Darryl and Ruth :)

NixBlog said...

Sounds like the kind of hotel we love to stay at!

VioletSky said...

that would be a fun elevator to ride. nowadays they are rather dull - so smooth and quiet you are not even aware you are in a 'lift'!

Dianne said...

I'd need to lose a few pounds if I need to crank myself ;)

I love the lettering

Pat said...

Sounds like a neat hotel AND elevator; I just hope I'd be in it with someone who was strong enough to "crank" the wheel!

ewok1993 said...

I'm always curious about boutique hotels, I've never been in one or seen one.

Lesley said...

I have never heard of a manual crank in an elevator. not sure I would feel safe - or strong enough!

Regina K said...

A cowboy elevator sounds like fun.

Jim said...

Fantastic. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Gunn said...

Easy to spot that not only YOU, but also the owner of the place has eyes for beautiful details.

Chrissy Brand said...

It sounds like a fun place and an interesting elevator concept. Good sign!

Luna Miranda said...

that is a cool elevator! i thought only cowboys can use this elevator.:p

Signs

Andy said...

Interest sign. Sounds like the kind of place I would like to explore. I'm looking forward to the interior photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If I ever hear the old song "Like a Rhinestone Cowboy" again, my head will change it to "Gladstone Cowboy" because that's immediately what I started to hum. Yeah, you've GOT to try that elevator and tell us all about it.

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