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Malmaison Hotel

Formerly a prison in Oxford, just 10 years ago

Malmaison Hotel

Formerly a prison in Oxford, just 10 years ago

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2009, 00:44
Not a church, then!

Lovely, high, vaulted ceiling just like a cathedral...

Perhaps some new sect might take it over, and claim their gawd lives here, heh...
Nigel Clack: I'm sure there was some praying going onsmile
The sect is called Tourismsmile
hotels feel like prisons sometimes... big ones....
Cheers
Rob

P.S. Nice image, really get the feel of the place.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Nov 2009, 08:01
Some how Nigel this just isn't as menacing as prison images usually are
A five star prison Nig! I like the colours contrast.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2009, 09:02
Very interesting Rob - aren't the rooms a bit small?
Nigel Clack: They knock one wall down to make the room bigger, then put a door in another wall so the next cell is the bathroom
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2009, 09:03
Sorry - I meant Niig
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Nov 2009, 09:33
Beautiful prison. I thought it was a church. A little uneasy the thought of been 'locked up' in one of its 'hotel' rooms though smile
Nigel Clack: Lots of ghosts!!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Nov 2009, 10:16
How wonderful to have it refurbished like that
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 16 Nov 2009, 13:16
Love the symmetrical framing..the color.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 16 Nov 2009, 17:36
If I understand this is an old jail converted into a hotel ?!
The groom service we wake there at 6:00 in the morning ?...

A 3D perspective! Great, Nigel.
Nigel Clack: At 6.00 all the doors open automatically and an alarm sounds to get you out of bedsmile
I guess if you complain about the service you get put into Solitary Confinement.
If the other residents are bankers ... then they are the right place.

richard
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 16 Nov 2009, 19:20
Such rich colors. Very inviting.
not sure its my cup of tea as far as hotels are concerned but i like your shot of it Nigelsmile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2009, 23:43
Good grief! But I suppose it's a way of recycling old buildings. I wonder if the current residents have the same level of luxury of the former inmates?
Nigel Clack: Just slightly betterwink
love the angle here.. very well shot.. lots of great light
Nigel Clack: Hi and thanks Shoaib
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Nov 2009, 20:19
...and it's now a hotel! Crikey! Must have a particular type of clientelle?

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