Friday, February 27, 2009
The hotel we stayed at, Le Pavillon, is widely reputed to be haunted. You can read a couple of stories about ghostly goings-on here and here. It is a grand little hotel, and we really enjoyed staying there. Each and every member of the staff seemed to go out of his or her way to make sure we were well taken care of.
I'm a little sorry to report that we did not personally experience any ghostly activity while we were there. I do have a theory about why people think the hotel is haunted, though.
In my opinion a lot of this haunting stuff has to do with the fact that guests, returning after having consumed more than a little alcohol, have to walk through a gauntlet of spooky paintings on the way to their rooms. I swear I could see their eyes following me as I passed.
First it was the spooky cats.
Then it was this portrait of the great aunts of the two girls from the Overlook Hotel. I think the one on the left might be a boy dressed as a girl. I'm not sure. I was too preoccupied trying to figure out what the deal was with their hands.