The Hotel Chelsea

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© John Linton
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UploadedMarch 18, 2014
TakenOctober 21, 2013
ModelCanon EOS 60D
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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“The Hotel Chelsea was a long-standing epicenter for creative artists, philosophers and other literati as well as their bad behavior. Famous guests have included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Francisco Clemente, Susan Olmetti, David Remfry, Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper and Stanley Kubrick just to name a few. Two of the hotel’s most infamous occupants were Dylan Thomas, who actually died here in 1953 of alcohol poisoning, and Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, who was found stabbed to death 1978. The bohemian stopover – which also provided lodging for Titanic survivors with second-class tickets for a few days following the disaster, is known for its eclectic art collection and grand architecture.”

Source: CBS New York

Canon EOS 60D camera with a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

21 October 2013

30 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2014):

    Lots of history, good AND tragic, but definitely infamous! Cool entry.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (18 Mar 2014):

    awesome entry into the theme Butch!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (18 Mar 2014):


  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (18 Mar 2014):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 Mar 2014):

    Very interesting narrative and image..Perfect for the theme.. After doing a little more research today I found that the historic hotel that I posted has had both famous and infamous guests too (with ghost hauntings) which I didn't mention earlier and I left a link to read more about it....

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2014):

    Oh yeah! The Chelsea is a very cool place with awesome history and your pix is divine

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (18 Mar 2014):

    wow interesting place and a gorgeous building

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    Great shot!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    Oh, yes, indeed!!!

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    Great shot,great entry.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    It looks incredible, and wow, what a history!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    super narrative!!! perfect entry.. love the pov.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    love this shot, and the history that goes with it.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (19 Mar 2014):

    American Hustle... uh huh.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (20 Mar 2014):

    What a super shot, narrative and theme entry! The Chelsea has it all!!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (20 Mar 2014):

    Loved your very interesting and informative narrative ! This is a beautiful shot of a very famous Hotel ! Well done John ! Perfect for the theme.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (21 Mar 2014):

    We must have been standing in the same spot…….

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (21 Mar 2014):

    You sure nailed this theme. Super POV.

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (24 Mar 2014):

    I know where this is. Dave Pike (Herbie Mann's vibraphone player) stayed here. Said the rooms were so small you could barely open the door. I brought him there from the Village Gate in the early 60s. Great memories.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2014):

    Fabulous entry

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (2 Apr 2014):

    A winner in my book! Outstanding photo and history!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (5 Apr 2014):

    I used to live just around the corner from there. I miss NYC

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (6 Apr 2014):

    Congrats on the blog!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2014):

    WTG, John. Congrats !

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (7 Apr 2014):


  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (7 Apr 2014):


  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (8 Apr 2014):

    wonderful and congrats on making the JPG blog!

  • christa masters

    christa masters gave props (9 Apr 2014):

    great shot! congrats on the blog : )

  • Willie Bee

    Willie Bee gave props (17 Apr 2014):

    interesting place and a great shot!

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