Wednesday, November 2, 2011

When I received the sketch layouts for the month of October from Cheri over at Let's Scrap, I did some planning..................  I picked pictures from my recent trip to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, South Africa, matched them to the sketches and printed them.  I then started....................  well sort of.........

This sketch was the second sketch for October, designed by Cheri O'Neill.

I had all the pictures printed and I did the layout, but I just could NOT decide on a title or what to do on the LHS of the layout.  So needless to say, I did not upload my layout that week :-(  But I finally sat down this weekend and decided, this is it, I AM GOING TO FINISH YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And this is what the final product looked like.

I used a farely old range from Fabscraps for this layout.  The main focus of the layout was the pictures.  What was nice about the sketch was that there was space for TONS of pictures, so I did not use a lot of embellishments, no I barely used any embellishments :-)  

The pictures on the layout is about the Royal Hotel in Pilgrim's Rest, along with a newspaper clipping that I found in one of the shops.  Here is a bit more about the Royal Hotel:

The Royal Hotel, situated in Pilgrim's Rest, was impeccably restored, to reflect true late Victorian style.

It is perhaps one of South Africa's best-known hotels. This national monument is famous for its atmosphere and world-class service and facilities.

Composed of ten authentic buildings dating back to the latter part of the nineteenth century, the hotel offers charming en-suite bedrooms.

Declared a goldfield in 1873, Pilgrim's Rest became a cosmopolitan centre of activity in South Africa. Today it stands as a legacy to these pioneers. The town was proclaimed a National Monument in 1986.

Trapped in a time warp, the lounge reflects an epoch of time honoured hospitality and elegance so typical of the late Victorian era. Upon entering the Royal Hotel, visitors are immediately taken on a nostalgia filled trip into the past.

The reception walls are lined with the most interesting photographs and artefacts providing vivid glimpses of Pilgrim's Rest's history. This theme is carried forward into the lounge as well as the very famous public bar.

The restaurant is informal and serves hearty old-fashioned meals in a historical atmosphere in keeping with the rest of the Hotel. Enjoying a meal outside while taking in the scenery, is an experience worthwhile.

The Royal Hotel is the centre attraction of Pilgrim's Rest. From here visitors can plan all daily excursions and then come home to a relaxing evening of Victorian comfort. 

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Betty Anne said...

Wonderful layout Jeaunes and I love how you always share a bit of history with us.

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