High Tea at the Boardwalk Hotel

For some reason when I hear somebody mentioning afternoon tea, I tend to imagine ladies in hats and Victorian dresses, men dressed smartly, cucumber sandwiches, and croquet on the lawn. What is the difference between afternoon tea and high tea though? Afternoon tea is a British food tradition of sitting down for an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones, and cake. Afternoon tea is normally served around 4 p.m and became fashionable in the early 19th century. The phrase high…

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Casino reflection

A beautiful day, blue skies, no wind, the Boardwalk casino reflecting in the lake. How can one not want to take a photo of this?

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Boardwalk waterlilies

I really need to get my backside in gear and start blogging on a more regular basis again and the only way is to be more disciplined. And that starts today. I have decided to also work more on the Port Elizabeth Daily Photo side of the blog and here I am going to start to actually try and post a photo taken on that day as much as possible. It won't be every day and not always taken on…

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Promoting the Boardwalk AND Port Elizabeth

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEv4jItKb6k&w=500&h=400]I was looking for a video to post for today's Video Friday post and found this stunning video by Sun International promoting the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino complex.  More importantly, they are promoting Port Elizabeth along with the Boardwalk.  Whoever commissioned this video and worked on the project gets that everybody has to be a destination marketer as much as a product marketer as visitors first select a destination before they choose at which establishment they want to stay.  Well…

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The view outside my office

This is my view when I walk out of my office. Hobie Beach, Shark Rock Pier and Algoa Bay.  Pity I have no window or view from my desk though...What is your office view like?

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Entrance to the Boardwalk

The Marine Drive entrance to the Boardwalk must be one of the most photographed landmarks in Port Elizabeth.  My office is above the tourism info centre just on the left as you walk under the arch and I literally see visitors taking pictures of the entrance every time I go outside.  Some of it on it's own, some in selfies and some with friends and family in it.  But always featuring the entrance.  Perhaps the Boardwalk could put Port Elizabeth up there…

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Boardwalk Hotel lobby lounge

The first time I entered the Boardwalk Hotel I was fascinated by the huge lobby space.  The hotel's lobby area is more than just a space where you enter and exit as well as check in.  They created a whole lounge area in the lobby.  Hence the name Lobby Lounge.  Other than a waiting area it's also a great spot to have a quick meeting over coffee while they also use the area to serve high tea and lunches.  The…

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Late afternoon chill spot

Other than perhaps looking out over the sea, the best chill spot around on a beautiful late summers afternoon must be on the deck overlooking the Boardwalk lake.

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