Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tango in the Chateau as it snows - so beautiful
It was a wonderful night... and I hope for the sake of all the Aussies who cancelled - or just weren't interested - that they do it again! The Chateau Tongariro is a beautiful hotel watched over by one of New Zealand's most famous mountains, Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mount Doom from the world of the hobbits) and it was showing off it's finery on Saturday. Snow-capped, it shone in a golden light as the sun set and the red vegetation in the foreground provided a perfect stage. Later in the night it snowed - and the cars in the carpark were covered in a dusting of snow which melted early in the morning.
The Chateau has a picture window that frames the Mountain and the top dance floor was just in front of this window. The main floor on the next level and tables set around the floor with chandeliers above.