Monday, November 9, 2009

The Shining

just in case you live under a rock this is the synopsis....
Terrible events occur at the isolated Overlook Hotel. It's a place where the guests are deceased but not necessarily departed, high in the wintry Rocky Mountains in the off season. A family checks in so the father can write, and terror lurks behind every door. Their son, who has psychic powers but does not know he has them and does not know how to use them, struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
I was intrigued to read this book after our trip to Colorado where we visited the Stanley Hotel which is where Stephen King got the inspiration to write The Shining while staying in room 217. I had seen the movie many many years ago and couldn't recall the details of the story so reading the book was an adventure. This was my first Stephen King novel to complete and I enjoyed it very much!! I highly suggest reading the book to anyone that is a fan of his work and also a fan of the movie staring Jack Nicholson. Now my goal is to stay a night at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park CO. which is said to be truly haunted .  Below are some photos that we took while walking around the ground level of the hotel. And for more information on the history and the hauntings check here.

The Stanley Hotel opened in 1909

The original owners piano located in the ballroom and is said to still be heard playing with nobody sitting at it.

Brad's dad standing in front of the creepy elevator... I looked inside and it was way creepy...and is still running.

Me, in front of the grand staircase!!


lindyc said...

this makes me want to the book. it was sooo long ago when i did. it will prob seem like a new story hah :)



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