Davis Islands and Plant Hall

We continue our exploration of the Tampa area, crossing over to Davis Islands, dotted with canals and views of downtown Tampa and sailboat harbors, plus some very impressive homes.

We then cross the Hillsborough River to the University of Tampa to take a close look at the H.B. Plant Hall building on campus. It can be seen clearly from across the riverfront downtown Tampa, and is striking for its Moorish architecture. The building was constructed in 1891 as a luxury hotel railroad magnate Henry B. Plant. Today part of the building, a U.S. historical landmark, is used for university classes and part is a museum dedicated to the gilded age of travel. More information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_B._Plant_Museum

 

View of downtown Tampa from Davis Islands airport

 

Cruise ship chugging out of the Hillsborough Bay as seen from the yacht club at the tip of Davis Islands

 

 

Lucky shot of vintage planes coming in for landing at the airport

 

Sunset in the yacht harbor

 

View of the H.B. Plant Hall minaret towers from across the river

 

So, more to come. Love to hear what you have to say about our travels.

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