New Farm Park, Brisbane

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

OLD FAITHFUL-USA Adventure Part 26

After visiting Jackson, Wyoming the bus headed north back through Yellowstone N.P. to our motel. On the way we stopped to see the geyser, "Old Faithful".  We had to wait some time before the next eruption so we had a look inside the Old Faithful Inn.

It was built in 1904 and is an example of Golden Age rustic resort architecture. The architect was 29 year old Robert Reamer. It is the largest log hotel in the world. It is designated a National Historic Landmark.

There is an immense lobby and stone fireplace. The fireplace is 500 tons and 85ft high. There are 4 stories of balconies but only the lower 2 are open to the public.There are many rooms and shops as well as a bar and restaurant.

We climbed the stairs, walked out on the deck and selected a good seat for the show.



From our spot on the deck we could see steam puffing out Old Faithful. We waited in anticipation.

Some people walked up for a closer look.



After 45 min wait Old Faithful  rumbled into action. It was an amazing sight.

After a few mins it started to wane.

Almost finished its show.  
Good bye geyser and the Yellowstone National Park you didn't disappoint, it was a wonderful adventure here. I can tick another destination off my bucket list.

23 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos. I've never seen Old Faithful in person but can imagine how impressive it is.

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  2. It was very funny to see. I watched it where the people stand, nearby and it was really an "old" faithfull. He started to humm a few times before he got that high.
    But it was impressive in the end.

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  5. Love the pictures from your travels

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  6. Still ponctual the Old Faithful ! It was in this Inn that the toilets were so dirty ! That's the only thing I remember, alas !

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  7. beautiful shots, did you get wet? i love that rustic building

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  8. Fabulous photos!!! Another great memory of sitting in front of that big old stone fireplace with a roaring fire - later in the year than this - and watching a man drop off to sleep in one of the chairs and start snoring, a weary traveler. When I was nine years of age I was given a prize at school, a book on all the famous places in the US, one of them being Old Faithful. Little did I realize back then that I would actually get to see it in person 48 years later :)

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  9. I'm laughing at Lucy's 'blurt' - seems like a good word to me for what it does. It's certainly impressive, especially when you remember that it's nature and not man-made theatricals.

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  10. I've always wanted to see that since I was a little girl. :)
    Since I haven't it's lovely seeing it with you and your camera.

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  11. Old Faithful's "BLURT"! Now that's a good one. I hope the lady in the second last photo dressed in the orange and white has not been overcome with blurts! Two of the visitors there seem rather concerned at her doubled up position????
    Cheers
    Colin

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  12. It looks as if you had a perfect place to catch Old Faithful putting on her show. The lodge is beautiful.

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  13. What a fabulous place to see Old Faithful... Glad he 'showed off' for you!!!!! Hope he will be nice to us when we go there also.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. Sorry I haven't been by..so much time on the computer at work (especially with a nre trainee) that by the time I get home..I can't even bear to look at a computer :-)

    Your photos are amazing as usual. We spent out 25th anniversary there and we loved every minute!

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  15. I will tell you when they finish restoring the SS Turoa, then you and Bill can come here , it will be cheaper to fly here than to Switzerland. Then you can also see our geysers.

    How long is your bucket list?

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  16. Once again, the pictures of 'old faithful' have come from my 'old faithful'[not to be taken literally Diane, blogger and photographer.
    Thank you so much for taking me on yet another journey.

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  17. Great shots of Old Faithful. We were there in 2006 and your shots refresh my memory. It was a very good year...

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  18. wow. that looks spectacular. great photos as usual. hope you are both well

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  19. Great pic's Old Faithful and I love that old Lodge. The whole place is just amazing.

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  20. What a thrilling experience this must have been...and to think it's been putting on this show for eons, varying each performance ever so slightly, to keep the audience coming back time and time again..remarkable!

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  21. Isn't Yellowstone amazing! You had the best view of Old Faitihful.

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  22. Wonderful photos! We spent a whole day looking at all the gysers and water spouts in the caldera area of Yellowstone --they were all fascinating!

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