The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond Virginia
This hotel has quite a bit of history. When I first heard about it, all that I really gathered was that there was something to do with alligators running wild in the hotel, but upon further investigation and conversations with some of the employees, the hotel which opened in 1895, had living alligators in special marble pools until 1948, mere feet away from reception area. They became a famous attraction to the stay, and the clientele to the hotel include presidents, celebrities, and musicians of the era.
Stained glass always seems to be a great subject for HDR photography. The light floods in and causes all the colors to be so vibrant, but it often gets rather diffused, and can leave the rest of the room looking rather dull and dim. The hotel itself is a great place to wander and explore, with pieces of history planted everywhere.