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The Indian At the Broadmoor ~ A Ghost Lives in the Shadows

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The Indian at the Broadmoor
Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs
Photography by Neil Talbott

Neil’s ability to capture quirky but compelling images is exemplified by his image of “The Indian at the Broadmoor.” Photographing the afternoon shadows on a stacked rock wall at the 5-Star Colorado Springs Broadmoor Hotel, he brings to life the ghost of a Native American chief.

Existing only until the light changes, the transitory nature of the portrait can be read as a metaphor for the spirit of the long gone Ute and Cheyenne people who were displaced from the base of the Cheyenne Mountain when the Broadmoor Hotel was built in the early 20th Century.

Starting out as a small hotel and casino, the hotel grew as it attracted a wealthy clientele drawn to the beauty of Pikes Peak, as well as to the mountain air which was said to aid in the recovery of tuberculosis patients.

More of Neil’s unique Broadmoor Hotel images can be found here.

Neil Talbott’s unique regional photographs can be seen and purchased at his studio #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. Can’t make it in person? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.


The Broadmoor Hotel’s Black Iron Gates ~ Doorway to the 19th Century

June 15, 2011 1 comment

Broadmoor Gates
Photography by Neil Talbott

Walking into the 5 Star Broadmoor Hotel is an experience in luxury. From the resort’s earliest days as the “Grand Dame of the Rockies”, it has been recognized for its meticulous attention to detail.

Neil Talbott’s photograph of the Black Iron Moorish-style gates that lead guests into the larger of the two pools at the Broadmoor Hotel is located at the north end of Cheyenne Lake. While the pool itself offers stunning views of Cheyenne Mountain, Neil’s photograph offers a dramatic image that harks back to the Broadmoor Hotel’s original construction in 1891.

With his background as an architectural illustrator, Neil’s photographs, including this iconic image of the past brought into modern day, capture simple and elegant historical details of classic buildings in Colorado and Colorado Springs.

More of Neil’s unique Broadmoor Hotel images can be found here.