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What is this hotel?

I'd like your help, please, in identifying a hotel from an old photo.
I'm doing a summer internship for school, and the project involves creating an online exhibit from an old scrapbook. I've cropped out and attached part of one of the pages, and I'm hoping someone can help me identify a hotel. The photos were taken in 1946 by the wife of an American prosecutor at the trials in Nuremberg, Germany. She and her husband traveled around Europe a bit, and these shots were taken from a boat. The previous pictures are from the Chillon Castle, so I imagine they took a boat ride nearby...

She makes a reference to a large hotel high on a hill-top in the photo on the far left. Does anyone recognize the hotel? Do you know its name?

(This is a project for the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY. Jackson was the chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, and this scrapbook will be part of their permanent archives. I add this extra info because I see your board has recently gotten a scammer posting a question similar to mine. I'm just really curious to know more about the Hotel in the picture)

Thanks in advance,
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Re: What is this hotel?

scratch this I was wrong

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Re: What is this hotel?

Thanks for your reply Anthony!
I checked out the link... what a beautiful place!!!

I went back to my original files and made a closer view of the hotel in the old photo. Does it help confirm your suspicions about what the hotel is?
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Re: What is this hotel?

Anthony, you were sending a second message about your surety while I was composing my latest post Yours came out first--It sounds like I'm second-guessing you, when I'm actually not. Thanks!
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Re: What is this hotel?

actually you are right I was wrong. it looks like it is on the top of the hill but it is not. It is actualy my old school Glion haha.

the hotel would therefore be named hotel bellevue

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1582&bih=738
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this is what it looks like these days http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3569/...b5caed43fc.jpg

it was converted into a hotel school in 1962
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Re: What is this hotel?

Fantastic. Since you've been so helpful, can I ask you to help me with another mystery? Attached is a crop of a page Betty dedicated the the Chillon Castle, I've deciphered all of her handwriting (I think), but there's a word missing because the page is brittle and crumbling.

From the context, do you think you know what the word was?

Here's what I have:
In 1235, Bonivard incurred the wrath of the ___ & Duke of Savoy, owner of Chillon, by es-pousing the cause of freedom, especially the freedom of Geneva. In 1536, the Bernese delivered Geneva and freed Bonivard who had been a cap-tive at Chillon for 6 long years. The great families of Bern then became the "caretakers" of Chillon until 1803, when it became a part of the Canton de Vaud to which Montreaux belongs.
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Re: What is this hotel?

Id say it is (the sires of) Blonay

Here is the whole history. Hope that helps.

http://www.chillon.ch/en/index-La%2B...0.html#p-savoy
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In 1235, Bonivard incurred the wrath of the ___ & Duke of Savoy, owner of Chillon,
How about "Buono, Duke of Savoy," I am pretty sure the first letter is a b and thats the best solution I can find. The person is Wikipedia reference-linkCharles_III,_Duke_of_Savoy, Charles "the good" - "il buono".

(Maybe the writer misunderstood Buono as a first name?)
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How about "Buono, Duke of Savoy," I am pretty sure the first letter is a b and thats the best solution I can find. The person is Wikipedia reference-linkCharles_III,_Duke_of_Savoy, Charles "the good" - "il buono".

(Maybe the writer misunderstood Buono as a first name?)
i dont think so. the letters are to me clear bl and the y at the end. that would be to much of a coincidence i think and it says THE in front of it making it unlikely to be Buono. also in the link i gave is pretty much the same exact story as written down. she probably got it from one of the signs in the castle or a guide....whichever they had back in 46
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i dont think so. the letters are to me clear bl and the y at the end. that would be to much of a coincidence i think and it says THE in front of it making it unlikely to be Buono. also in the link i gave is pretty much the same exact story as written down. she probably got it from one of the signs in the castle or a guide....whichever they had back in 46
I was typing my response before you posted yours. Blonay looks pretty good to me.
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Re: What is this hotel?

Fantastic! I actually went to that site when I was investigating to figure-out the missing word... but I wouldn't have gotten it without your help. Thank you both very much. I'd like to give you "thank you" points like I see in the posts' corners, but I don't know how.
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Fantastic! I actually went to that site when I was investigating to figure-out the missing word... but I wouldn't have gotten it without your help. Thank you both very much. I'd like to give you "thank you" points like I see in the posts' corners, but I don't know how.

you need ten posts to thank....but you are welcome. good luck on the project and let us know if you need anything else
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Re: What is this hotel?

The word is "Bishop", as it was the Bishop of Geneva and the Duke of Savoy that imprisoned him in 1532 (not 1235! )

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The word is "Bishop", as it was the Bishop of Geneva and the Duke of Savoy that imprisoned him in 1532 (not 1235! )

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After magnifying the page, I would say so too.
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