LAST CHANCE TODAY to grab my grab bag at $8! Don't miss it- it all goes up to FULL price individual items at midnight.
Check out yesterdays post for close ups and full reveal ;-)
Some LO's done with the goodies too ;-)
this one was done by Renee- I LOVE the *enchanted feel*-
And this one by Jazzy- who has the most AMAZING old photos! she also used some of her word art.
And I promised you some photo's of the the weekend- I've kept a lot for LO's but thought I would show you some of the beauty that is the Lost City and the Palace( or as Nathan so fondly calls it- City of the Sun- hahaha) It is completely man made/ built and is finished off to the most exquisite detail. I've been to the Palace three times now and each time find things I missed the first time. It's where all the *stars* stay too when they come to South Africa- ( don't worry Bunny- we're going when you get here eventually too- LOL)- this is how the LEGEND is TOLD-
Legend has it that an ancient civilisation from North Africa journeyed South to build a palace for their much-loved King. They stopped in long-extinguished volcano crater – a veritable cradle of life. A place where weird and wonderful creatures, both great and small, roamed free amidst glittering streams and dreamy waterfalls. Here, they built a magnificent palace to befit the surroundings; their King was well-pleased. And so, the palace served as the spiritual centre of their vast empire until an earthquake reduced it to ruins. Now, restored in form and rejuvenated in spirit, The Palace of the Lost City is a modern day marvel that will make your journey, legendary.
this is the *car arrivals* area- just check how high that roof is- and it's finished off just so perfectly. ( I've kept the full entrance pic for a LO ;-))
This is what you see as you walk into the Hotel itself- and this is the Dome hand painted roof in the Lobby/entrance. And Yup- those are FULL SIZE palm trees you see in the corners- No detail has been spared here and it's just mind boggling on the brain seeing all the decor and art work.
A little further in and you look down on the Restaurant called the Crystal Court- those elephants are HUGE and it is a water feature. The windows you see at the back are actually DOORS and open up onto the pool area- they are also two story's high!- This is where we had all our breakfasts ( which included oysters, Peking duck and roasts too- not for me, but they were available for those that wanted that for breakfast - LOL)
AWW- you must see this at night- they have lamps burning ( oil ones) and can turn those gazebo's into a special dinning area for two- with drapes and roses etc etc etc etc- During the day you can eat lunch out there with full service and of course my favourite- the Bar - always welcome in the heat- LOL
Another Lounge area- we sat outside here and had cocktails ( Nathan a milkshake-lol) on the day we arrived and watched the sun set over the pools- but just look at the decor! LOVE IT.
I am SO SO thrilled at how this came out- I took it myself!! WOOOHOOO- this is a night shot taken from down at the bottom of the pools looking back up at the Palace! This place really comes to life at night- the domes on top of those *turrets* actually have full oil fires burning every night too. There is just so much to show- and you can't even begin to get the *feel* of the place by looking at photo's - but I had to share some of it with you ;-)
I LOVE this- it comes with text or without text- Check it out here to see how Beth used it and please leave her some love when you download it ;-) Well I think I've kept you long enough today- LOL. I hope you all have a good day. Sending hugs and loves Kim