Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Blue Hotel

Here at Manitou Beach we have an intriguing old building on the edge of the lake.  In fact it is now partially submerged because of the increased amount of water we are dealing with at the resort.  I am told it was once known as the Blue Hotel back in the glory days of this community.  Recently it was used as a brine shrimp processing plant.  At the present time it is abandoned and probably due for destruction.  It is kind of a sad commentary on what was once a grand and popular place.  I don't like seeing buildings such as this being permanently lost because once they are gone, their gone forever.  I plan on doing a series of paintings of this wonderfully evocative place, hopefully before it disappears.  


Richard Baschak said...

Bruder, after some considerable saturation from the MOMA in New York, I'm happy to report that your images rock, and especially this one.

Anonymous said...

I have seen this in person last summer, and it was so eerily beautiful. You captured that so well. :) Beautiful painting!

Darrell Baschak said...

Thank you. Sadly the village tore this wonderful old building down last winter, I miss seeing it on the edge of the lake.