Project Athena - Day 131 (Stairs)

Stepping Up...

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
— Martin Luther King

I was hoping to capture a ghost running up the steps of the legendary Northern Hotel staircase but alas, no one wanted to be famous today.

It has been a long while since I have been inside this historic building. I remember this stairway being way more majestic and regal back in the days of my youth. Maybe that is because I had never been to any place more elegant than the old Northern Hotel before graduating high school. Still, it was fun to see the transformation of this landmark. The stained glass still exists in the ceilings exactly as it was when I celebrated my high school graduation at the fabulous restaurant that once attracted the very affluent of Fort Collins. The rooms are now apartments and Starbucks, of course, has a piece of this prime real estate on the lower level.

Wouldn't it be awesome to see it restored to its glory days?

   Staircase of Northern Hotel    Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 40mm • F/20 • 1/1.3s • ISO 400

Staircase of Northern Hotel

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 40mm • F/20 • 1/1.3s • ISO 400