Monday, August 23, 2010

Chateau Tongariro

For my birthday my husband Sam surprised me with a trip to the snow and a night at the incredibly amazing Chateau!

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This was the view from our room. The Chateau was built in 1929 by the Tongariro Park Tourist company and quickly developed a reputation for hosting fabulous people and fabulous parties. The Chateau was made into an asylum when a hospital in Wellington was damaged by an earthquake during WWII. It has since been painstakingly restored to it's former glory, and visiting it felt like stepping back in time to a period of elegance and luxury. I absolutely LOVE things with history, things that have a story, so staying at the Chateau was quite special :)

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If anyone is planning a wedding at the Chateau, LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED A PHOTOGRAPHER!
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Love the self timer!
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A few from an alpine walk we went on...
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2 comments:

  1. Jodie C PhotographyAugust 24, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Beautiful photos hun, the Chateau looks lovely!

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  2. Wow, you're very lucky. Didn't realise it looks that amazing inside :)

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