Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fletcher Lounge - Tampa Bay Hotel - Tampa, Florida


Rotunda and dome.












Looking through the locked door into the upper level of the rotunda.  I desperately wish I could have walked around up there.

The outside of the rotunda upstairs with what would have been guest rooms on the opposite side of the hall.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tampa Bay Hotel - Tampa, Florida

Today we step inside the Tampa Bay Hotel.  First up is the lobby and some hallways and staircases.
 




 
 
 This was a small vestibule and stairway down one of the wings.






 
 
 This tight little circular stairway led up from near the Fletcher Lounge.






 
 
 The main staircase between the lobby and the Plant Museum.  The newel finials on each level are of different chess pieces.  Here we have knights.

 
 
 The original elevator (the first in Florida).

 
 
Outside the Fletcher Lounge looking up to the second floor and a skylight
 
 
 Second floor with Fletcher Lounge below and skylight above.

 
 
Looking down toward the entrance to the Fletcher Lounge.




 
 
 This time we have a bishop.