Mash Up of Public Spaces

Welcome to day 21 of 31 Days of Heterotopias: Motels and Hotels, a month of posts about how motels, hotels, and inns function as heterotopias and liminal spaces in society.  (More about heterotopias and liminal spaces.)  Each post will look at these ideas from its own vantage point, which may not obviously connect with the others, and which may mention motels and hotels only peripherally or may focus on them without referencing heterotopia or liminality. I won’t attempt to tie the posts together. They’ll all be listed here, as they are posted.


Exteriors, Entrances, & Lobbies

Included are: Holiday Inn Resort, Jekyll Island, GA, July 2016; Olde Tavern Motel, Orleans, MA (Cape Cod), Nov. 2016; Sand Dollar Motel reception, Pine Point, ME, June 2013; Midtown Hotel, Boston, Feb. 2015; Cotton Sail Hotel, Savannah, GA, Sept. 2014; Clark’s Motel, Santee, SC, Sept. 2013; Flagship Inn, Boothbay, ME, June 2015; Tall Timber cabins, Pittsburgh, NH, July 2015; Casablanca Motel cabin, Manchester, VT, Nov. 2012; Cove Motel, Orleans, MA (Cape Cod), April 2017; Schooner Bay Motor Inn, Rockland, ME, Aug. 2013.


Lobbies, Public Living Spaces, Breakfast Rooms:

one of many sitting areas, Clarks Inn, Santee, SC, Sept. 2013
breakfast and dining, Hampton Inn, Roanoke, VA, June 2013
breakfast room, Birchwood Inn, Lenox, MA (Berkshires), May 2010
lobby, Hudson Hotel, New York City, Nov. 2010
partial of breakfast room, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Kennett Square, PA, Oct. 2017
lobby, Hampton Inn & Suites, Portsmouth, NH, Nov. 2014
lobby, Middlebury Inn, Middlebury VT, Nov. 2015
lobby, Intercontinental Hotel, Boston, MA, March 2016
lobby, Planters Inn, Savannah, GA, Jan. 2017
lobby, view to breakfast area, Element Hotel Seaport, Boston, MA, March 2017


Hallways and Corridors (I mean, what are they thinking with some of this carpet?):

stairs & hallway, The Midtown Hotel, Boston, MA, Feb 2015
wacky hallway carpet, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Kennett Square, PA, Oct. 2017
2nd floor of Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, VT, Nov. 2015
3rd floor hallway, Element Hotel Seaport, Boston, MA, March 2017
hallway, Hampton Inn & Suites, Portsmouth, NH, Nov. 2014
4th floor hallway, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, GA, April 2012
hallway carpet, Hyatt Place Hotel, Owings Mills, MD, Oct. 2017
hallway of roomettes on Amtrak, Silver Meteor train, Dec. 2016


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