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October Photo Challenge: Your workspace

Last month we asked you to show us your favourite spot at your property and we were blown away by your photos. This month, let’s see the behind-the-scenes space from where you run your business.

Private office? Reception desk? Just a laptop and a comfortable chair? Share a photo of the place where you get things done!

Make sure to post your photo by October 31st. Based on your votes, we'll post the winning photo on November 1st.

Booking.com may use the submitted content for other purposes (e.g. marketing) and that we can also edit, crop, enhance or modify same in a way that we deem fit. 


 

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Thuild - Your …

Well, this is my room/office all in one. Please ignore the mess, I still need to clean up the desk.

Cheers,

Zsolt - www.thuild.com

9 months ago
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Thuild - Your …

Bandara Hotels & Resorts my reception desk is tidy. That's how my work desk needs to look like.

I had to get that mousepad when I saw the print on it :)

Also ignore the string of cables, there was no other way to solve that :))

9 months ago
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fluff

Some very tidy desks there!

Here's mine at a better moment...

I don't spend too much time here as I have Team-Viewer on my lappy and mobly.

9 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Centerfrance Wow what a great and comfortable sofa you have!!!

9 months ago
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Centerfrance

M Adamopoulou

Thank you ! we are very` relaxed` in this area of France. Perfect place for a `chillout`.

9 months ago
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Katerinka12

Bandara, when you have demanding client, you just look at that rabbit and smile :))

9 months ago
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Thuild - Your …

Nice fossilized jellyfish. But we want to see the whole space. C'mon, enlighten us

9 months ago
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Katerinka12

I can see your triple personality... And you are wearing long beard, Joey...
Joking :)

9 months ago
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fluff

It's a giant, petrified spliff, with fossilised magic mushrooms.

9 months ago
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Katerinka12

Too big head and especially...too long beard for Chinese men!

I also saw the jellyfish, but was in the mood to joke.

I can't stop laughing.. Your comment to fluff. Smiling mushrooms, I guess? Magic!

9 months ago
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Leandri Klopper

Hi all,

I love the turn this thread took! Thanks guys.

Joey - It kinda looks like Ernie and Bernie from a Shark's tale... "Ernie! You made a joke! Good for you man." This is the vibe I'm getting from this thread also :-P

fluff - I love the color scheme of your work space. It all looks very matchy matchy!

Thuild - Your world of creation (franchise) - That chair, in the first photo, looks Massively comfortable! I assume, from everything I've read from you, that you don't get much chance to sit there though?

A lot of people on the forum are complaining tha tthe Pulse app can't do Everything, such as allow you to view credit card details. So one always needs a space with a computer/laptop from where to run things.

I'll tidy up a bit and keep my colleagues away from my desk long enough to take a photo.

Keep well all!

9 months ago
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fluff

Leandri Klopper - It's actually worn out! We were hoping to redo it before high season but other more important fixes took over.

Joey - Lucky you're not in Thailand, any Thai visitors would run a mile thinking it was three "Krasue" haunting your office! (google it....mruhahahaaaa)

9 months ago
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Thuild - Your …

Leandri Klopper I am almost always sitting in it while I do my office work or write on this forum, but yes, most time I spend upstairs with preparing breakfast, cleaning rooms, etc.

Come on, let's see the photo :)

fluff what a cute Krasue :) You know, I live in Transylvania, so we are used to stuff like this :)

9 months ago
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Dimospaterousis

My workspace in my office in Ioannina ;-) for the Guesthouse Rodami at Tzoumerka

9 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Joey, Jelly fish beautiful creature you have!!!

9 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Dimospaterousis, Tzoumerka what a wonderful place to be!!!

9 months ago
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Katerinka12

Joey, the first look at your sculpture told me it's amulet. Somehow, all of them, no matter the age, origin and artist, look the same. And must be on the wall!

You wrote:

"But maybe I can post a photo of a sculpture which an artist who knows a lot about psychology made for me. He hung it up on the wall where I work and it cannot be removed".

Artist, who knows a lot about psychology... What is his psychological message to you? Why it can't be removed? Did you try to remove it? Or he wanted to make sure you can't remove it?

I am not an architect, but the way I see your sculpture, it looks to me as amulet.

One time Ukrainian priest gave me two amulets. Boy and a girl 😊 Sort of Orthodox amulets that they use... And I didn't follow the whole story, because I am not into amulets and those beliefs. But surprisingly, the shape is the same. And wall plus amulet is a must.

If I can only express what exactly jellyfish means for the owner. First of all the typical behavior of jellyfish is to dissappear when there is slight sign of danger. Jellyfish is a symbol of beauty, stealth, elusiveness and poise.

Everyone know how extremely beautiful jellyfish can be and poise us.

The picture of jellyfish will help its owner to avoid any conflict situations, will endow him with plasticity, beauty of gesture and grace. Amulet jellyfish will calm and restore the balance of the spirit in the most difficult moment of life. One has only to look at the image of a jellyfish, as you will understand that all the events taking place are not at all as terrible as they were previously thought.

May be thats why you keep it? And do not remove it? Show it to us as your treasure? 😊

9 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

My headquarters!!! Here I spend most of my times. Unfortunately our area has no internet connection so I only have my personal data to use and that makes things very difficult for me but I think pink and everything rolls on.

9 months ago
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Centerfrance

Hi Dimospaterousis,

Love your space and colour scheme !

9 months ago
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Centerfrance

Madamaopoulou !

excuse my `play` on your name !

Love your outlook, it`s a wonder you get any work done.

9 months ago
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Katerinka12

"Unfortunately our area has no internet connection".... That's definitely the best place for vacation :))

9 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Katerinka12 exactly the perfect place for vacation. No guest has complained about WiFi, although booking is always sending me messages urging me to have WiFi support Netflix etc.

9 months ago
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Katerinka12

I am so impressed with the whole story, from A to Z. Excellent work, deep thoughts, psychology behind it, right place and knowledge... Wherever the current takes them... Power of now.

9 months ago
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Leandri Klopper

Hi All,

Wow, that actually makes a lot of sense @ the Jellyfish story. I have one of those simple flip-over Motivational calendar thingies on my desk... I should replace it with a Lava Lamp. The shapes in the Lava Lamps is very -jelly-fish like. Will calm everyone down.

Haven't had time to keep my co-workers away from my desk, but I will send a photo soon!

9 months ago
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Katerinka12

Your workplace looks like a busy hostel! 😂 I am surprised, that you can give so meaningful replies and motivation (may be by moving away your coworkers). But seriously, how can anyone work in such conditions and still be motivational (ok, thanks to that calendar), have clear mind and deep analysis?

I would just imagine Joey closing his door and hiding from guests in His own space. The silence is needed for proper thoughts and isn't that our guests pay us for?

9 months ago
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michael beeston

my favorite place to relax in my place........I get 1,000s of years of thoughts and advice.... haha............

9 months ago
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michael beeston

oops again not enough memory..................maybe this one...doing a meet and greet in style.

9 months ago
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michael beeston

will take a pic of my " very CLUTTERED" office tomorrow...................

9 months ago
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Weigelt

Thinking "pink", great advice, M Adom. Really great advice. Attitude is critical to everything we do.

9 months ago
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michael beeston

Morning Joey.its 6am Thursday morning..we are up a cup of coffee ready (hopefully ) for another full day ...........will take a pic in half an hour and the competition is ON !!!...haha.........its raining heavily this morning with huge thunderstorms last night.

9 months ago
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Weigelt

Work is a state of mind and a user of time. Peace.

9 months ago
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michael beeston

Hi again Joey....we normally meet guests at the apartment ( meet and greet in Australia) and show them through the complex and tell them where to go for a great stay BUT sometimes like in the picture..I picked up the guest from the airport ( about 30 klms away) He is a regular and has stayed almost six times and he is a car enthusiast so .......................He asked if I could pick him up from the Airport in the Mercedes..no problems and I charged him Euro 50 one way..............

9 months ago
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Sara Jarvis

I’m always checking everything in bed. !!!!!!! It’s a good way to start and end the day so better not post that.

first thing every morning make an English cuppa and take it back to bed to check the bookings.....

9 months ago
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Sara Jarvis

Believe me I would win that competition !!!!!!!

9 months ago
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Leandri Klopper

Hi all!

So, I couldn't keep my co-workers away from my desk but today was a special occassion. It's my Birthday! So the amazing people I share an office with (we are 6 ladies) made up my desk and I thought it would be the best time to snap the photo, because you can't really see how messy the desk is with all the Bday Decorations!

About the space: I have a PC and a Laptop (different departments that I work for), the coffee station is in front of me which is a plus. When I Have to see clients, it happens down at reception.

9 months ago
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Thuild - Your …

Happy birthday Leandri!

Is that an arctic fox strapped to your chair? 😁

9 months ago
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Leandri Klopper

Thanks Zolt!

HAHAH! It's Technically Angel wings. But how Fearsome would an arctic fox make me look? No one would ever ask me for help.

:-D

9 months ago
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Katerinka12

Wishing you greatest birthday ever, full of love and joy from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you sleep for night!

9 months ago
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fluff

Hey hey, birthday girl!

Pour that lady a drink ;-)

9 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

💐Dear Leandri my best wishes for the best day of your life. Happy 😊 birthday 🎂 to you Angel girl!!!

9 months ago
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Leandri Klopper

Hi Forum!

What a response, thanks everyone! (Also my first time Hijacking a post hehe)

Joey , :-P We like your twisted sense of humor. I think you keep a lot of it in, probably because you stare at the jellyfish thing before you post. Thanks for my well wishes!

fluff , make it two then you can join! Just beyond the wall in front of my desk there are two very nice lounge chairs. Let's make it a cigar lounge. Thanks for my bday wishes

Katerinka12 , Appreciated! I must say it was one Epic day!

M Adamopoulou , thanks! :-P I get the feeling those wings are going to come up a lot in the forum now.

Have a Stunning weekend everyone!

BTW: I accepted the challenge and now we are still waiting for some other work spaces to be shared :-)

9 months ago
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Loiresongbird

Hello everyone and Leandri - I found the partner help community the other day because... I needed help. You were very helpful - so I stayed, looked around, and here I am to wish you a happy belated birthday!

Just adding my workplace to the collection - I'm in Paris now, where we have a couple of apartments that we rent short-term, but the place I had asked about is in the Loire Valley - our 'Songbird Sanctuary'. I'll be there Sunday, maybe I can send a photo of my workplace there.

Very nice to 'meet' you all!

9 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Loiresongbird welcome to the forum. Nice to meet you. Very beautiful workspace. Awaiting to see your Songbird Sanctuary. Welcome again!!!!

9 months ago