Hotel California. History,culture and wilderness.



Mission San Juan Capistrano, California by Robert Holmes

Mision San Juan Capistrano
©Robert Holmes
Golden State Gallery





The Hotel California is about California and some of the places and things that make it special. You will see some of the things it is best known for, its beaches and warm sunshine, but I hope to show you about her Spanish heritage. You will also see her natural beauty, especially Yosemite National Park, and the work of Ansel Adams. We often hear the ridiculous stereotypes about California and its people, I hope to show you that there is so much more.

My name is Val and I'm the innkeeper. I hope your stay will be a pleasant one. I try to update this page regularly, so stop by again and see what's new. I welcome your suggestions on how to make these pages better and look forward to hearing from you. I hope you will sign the guestbook so I can visit your site as well.

California is a place rich in history and natural beauty. The Spanish Missions of California are important parts of our cultural heritage. The missions have had an enormous influence on California, from their architecture to their economic impact. It seems surprising that despite its location and huge natural resources, California was colonized very late. The murals of Los Angeles are a fascinating form of public art in our generation. The murals were styled on the work of the Mexican muralists and originally served more revolutionary needs.


The California Wilderness will introduce you to the dramatic natural beauty of the Yosemite National Park and a few other places.Visions of Yosemite is a tribute to Ansel Adams with some of his stunning photos of one of our most beautiful national parks.


Tropical Fantasy celebrates the warmth and color of places like Brasil and the sensual beauty of my favorite flower, the orchid. I will invite you to join me in sharing some of the foods I love and introduce you to some good friends. You can also go surfing through the rings that I belong to. I am now offering an award for special web pages, I hope yours will be one of them. Be sure to pay a visit the winners of my award, they are all excellent.



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California
Spanish Missions
Murals of Los Angeles
California Beaches
Brasil
Orchids
Food
Friends
Rings
California Wilderness
Yosemite National Park
Visions of Yosemite
Ansel Adams
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Last Update: April 21, 2000


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Page Title-The Eagles' "Hotel California"


The photo of the mission is the copyrighted work of Robert Holmes and appears courtesy of Golden State Gallery. Permission has been sought and granted, where possible,for their use on this web page. They may not be used in any way except with the written consent of their copyright holders. Other photos on this page were obtained from royalty-free collections by Corel. All other photos are, to the best of my knowledge, public domain. Please respect artistic creativity by properly crediting any work that is not your own.



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