Posted by: danielfee | November 17, 2011

Travel Photo of the Day 11-17-2011

Banff National Park – Alberta, Canada

 

Chateau Lake Louise

Located within Banff National Park are Lake Louise and the Chateau at Lake Louise. Originally, native people called it the “Lake of Little Fishes.” When the first white man explored the area he named it “Emerald Lake” because of the aquamarine color of the water. But a year later it was changed to “Lake Louise” to honor the wife of the Marquis of Lorne, the Governor General of Canada. Overlooking the lake is the 487-room Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. It started modestly in 1888 as a shack for fisherman, and then was rebuilt as a two-bedroom chalet a few years later. But it burnt down. They rebuilt a Swiss- style chalet on the site, added a new wing in 1913 and then in 1925 the chalet burned down. However, the 1913 addition remained and is the oldest part of today’s Chateau.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful! Some kind of eden 🙂


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