Window Views and Doors Too #23

19 May

Inside the Riviera del Pacifico – formerly known as the Playa Ensenada Hotel and Casino – in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. 

The hotel/casino was opened in the 1930s and was a popular place to visit for Hollywood celebrities and wealthy Americans during the prohibition.  

This plush gambling and casino attracted personalities like Johnny Weismuller, Rita Hayworth, Lucille Ball, etc.

Now it is functions as a social, civic, and cultural center and a major stop for cruisers docking in Ensenada.  I hope to be able to dig up the exterior shots that I took so I could also share those with you.



Posted by on May 19, 2010 in Uncategorized


8 responses to “Window Views and Doors Too #23

  1. Mar

    May 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    It looks cool and elegant. That blue light and the chandelier, wonderful!!


  2. VioletSky

    May 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Love the symmetry of rooms opening directly onto more rooms.
    …and I bet there were no ugly ‘no smoking’ signs in the ’30s!

  3. ewok1993

    May 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I supposed this was like a chimney in those days, cigars too.

  4. Lew

    May 19, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Great shot of the interior of the grand old building!

  5. Dawn Allen

    May 20, 2010 at 12:43 am

    I came to visit from Watery Wednesday and was stopped by this most amazing photo. The rooms are beautiful and the colors gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing. By the way, your watery wednesday entry is great also.

  6. bestemor drillo

    May 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    That was beautiful ! I love the blue color!!

  7. maryt/theteach

    May 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    ewok, beautifully photographed! Gorgeous color and design! 🙂

  8. bw

    May 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    very pretty..looks like a palace at first… until I saw the non-smoking sign 🙂


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