Another day, another dollar

It rained overnight. Not that it matters. Out of bed, over to the congress centre. Escape from the windowless meeting rooms to take a call in the lobby.

There was good light.

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The lobby


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One of the few redeeming architectural features of the lobby of the Sheraton in Bloomington, MN is the way the light hits the lobby’s courtyard (very) early in the morning.

When the light is gone… well, at least there’s a decent bar, so not all is lost.

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Sunny days in Oshawa

A nondescript hotel in a nondescript (soon to be post-) industrial town.


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Not so suite

Modern suburban mid-range hotels are strange. We all know who stays there: families on road trips and business travelers. People who want to be anywhere else, like home. 

These hotels are waypoints, not destinations.

And yet, they couch themselves in an aura of fake “luxury,” by calling their rooms “suites” and dolling up the reception areas with a thin veneer of modernity and aspirational luxe.

But the rooms themselves offer no illusion.

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