The Green Hotel


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The Green Hotel in Pasadena always intrigued me. When I saw it, it was in its decline but that was what inspired me. I imagined a different sort of "Green Hotel", one that was built of thick stone which supported walls covered with vines and small trees whose floors were like forest paths, deep with mulched leaves and rich soil. All sorts of plants, vines, shrubs, small trees, large trees, fill the rooms, halls, and galleries, and of course small animals abounded, all species carefully composed to create a self-contained ecological system within this Green Hotel. People who can live comfortably with animals lived there, people like me.