Saturday, August 08, 2009

Minarets of the Tampa Bay Hotel


The Henry B. Plant Museum is located within Plant's original Tampa Bay Hotel, now a part of the University of Tampa. Quoting the museum's website, "If you’re railroad magnate Henry Bradley Plant, in the midst of the sand swamps that would be Tampa, you construct the most astonishingly magnificent hotel of its day, then fill it with treasures from around the world. With its splendid Moorish architecture, opulent furnishings, and spectacular tropical gardens, Plant’s Tampa Bay Hotel attracted a host of celebrated guests, from Teddy Roosevelt to Sarah Bernhardt to Babe Ruth. A visit to the Henry B. Plant Museum and the authentically restored rooms of the Tampa Bay Hotel will transport you back to a time of indulgent ten-course meals, waltzing on the veranda and alligator hunting by moonlight.…" And they enjoyed magnificent sunsets as well.

6 comments:

Don and Krise said...

What a beauty of a shot. It looks like the sky is on fire. I'd love to see more of this Hotel.

Hilda said...

So they really are minarets. I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I saw the thumbnail in the portal. Sounds like a magnificent museum and hotel. Any chance you'll be allowed to take pictures inside? :)

Lois said...

Magnificent sunset is right Frank! Those minarets make beautiful silhouettes against that gorgeous sky.

Nikki Beaumont said...

Frank, this is beautiful and I love the information, too! Next time I am in the area, I am going to use all of your photo subjects as a guide for what to see and do, where to stay and eat! - And on all your other photos (I know that I have said it before) but the colors are amazing!

J Bar said...

Some great skies featured in these last few days.
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