Some images I shot of the haunted Stanley Hotel not long ago.
In 1973 author Stephen King and his wife Tabitha checked into The Stanley Hotel, staying in Room 217. It was the last night The Stanley was open before closing down for the winter season, and they were the only guests in the entire hotel.
King and his wife had dinner in the grand dining room, totally alone. They were offered one choice for dinner, the only meal still available. Taped orchestral music played in the room and their table was the only table set for dining. [w]
"That night I dreamed of my three-year-old son running through the corridors, looking back over his shoulder, eyes wide, screaming. He was being chased by a fire-hose. I woke up with a tremendous jerk, sweating all over, within an inch of falling out of bed. I got up, lit a cigarette, sat in a chair looking out the window at the Rockies, and by the time the cigarette was done, I had the bones of the book firmly set in my mind."
This stay at The Stanley inspired King to write 'The Shining'