Monday, October 22, 2007

Orbs? Defect? You be the judge.

Blogger is not working right lately....I can't get the previews to get bigger for some reason. One LO will get bigger when you click on it but the others won't...don't know what's up with that.
I don't know about you, but I can't see these being a defect in the picture. These were taken with a digital camera, no film involved, no developing in a dark room...have you ever had this happen to your digital photo's?

Derek M Design-Cast Iron Series-Mad Scientist

Derek M Design-Cast Iron Series "Halloween"

Derek M Design-Cast Iron Series-Cemetary

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Is it the Heartbroken Bride?

Credits: Derek M Design-Cast Iron Series
Skeleton Keys & Skelegance Elelments

A Haunted Hotel?

I went to the Belleview Biltmore Hotel with a few friends for a haunted tour. The tour was given by a company called Orlando Ghost Tours. The tour started off pretty slow. We sat around and listened to the history of the hotel, which I found to be interesting. This hotel was built in 1826 and it was constructed entirely of wood. Yes, right on the Gulf! The hotel sits 50 feet above sea level and can be seen for miles. We started the tour by going down a very long hallway which reminded me of Stephen Kings movie "The Shining". Here is the hallway:

Above: view of what we were about to walk through.

Below: view of where we came from in the beginning.

There are shops, ice cream parlors and a bakery. All of these are supposedly part of the original hotel. The floors were wooden and creeked with every step. They were also very much warped. I got a little dizzy walking because I felt like I was riding a wave.

Isn't it beautiful? These picture do not do any justice to the real thing. The lighting was very dim so getting good shots were almost impossible.

Here is another hallway we went down once the tour was underway:

This is the famous 4th floor. Most of this floor is shut off to the public because of the renovations. This hallway led to the servents quarters. I think I have one photo that has a few orbs in it is, can you find the orbs? There are 3 of them...

See the round glow just under the left window? This is orb #1, the largest of the three. Then on the bottom right window, you can see a small orb#2 on the lower right side. Orb #3 is a little harder to see because it blends in with the wall. If you are still zoomed in from looking at the window, the third orb is to the right of that, if you take your mouse and place it on the orb on the window and follow it directly to the right you should see it there.

Don't worry if you can't see them yet, when I get time I will post the close up shots with arrows pointing right to them.

Well, that's it for post is getting too long (for me). I will post more tomorrow and hope to have the close ups ready by then. It was definately an experience I will remember.