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University of Tampa Plant Hall

Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 2 April 2007 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The University of Tampa was established in 1931 as a private institution. The university occupies the former Tampa Bay Hotel, a Victorian-style building complete with Moorish revival architecture and minarets. The hotel was built in 1891 by Henry B. Plant, a transportation magnate who was instrumental in the reconstruction of the south. The administration building, Plant Hall, served as Theodore Roosevelt's headquarters in the Spanish-American War.

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Canon EOS 30D 1/60 second F/14.0 ISO 100 17 mm

Sujit from India

Beautiful. Great colours. The contrast is superb. The shadow (of whatever) on the buliding adds to the beauty. Lovely.

2 Apr 2007 6:16am

@Sujit: Thanks Sujit - I always appreciate your kind remarks!

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Very nice ! I like the sweeping clouds.

2 Apr 2007 12:07pm

@Ken McCoy: Thanks Ken! UT has really grown the last 6-7 years - it is not the little place it used to be....My son graduated from there in 2003!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

That's a very interesting bit of history. Beautiful shot. Such fascinating architectural elements.

2 Apr 2007 12:52pm

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie! Charlie graduated from here is 2003!

Dan Meyers from Macomb, United States

Great history Jerry. I like the mix of tree types on the left side as well.

2 Apr 2007 12:57pm

@Dan Meyers: Thanks Dan! There are endless possibilities on shooting this grand old building - glad it is in my town!

Sandra from Philippines

I like this photo.. very nice sky background... this photo shares a lot with the history.

2 Apr 2007 1:34pm

@Sandra: Thanks Sandra! I appreciate the kind remarks!

Courts from Tampa, United States


2 Apr 2007 1:37pm

@Courts: YES!!!! WE ARE SPARTANS!!!!!

Scratchie from Jamaica

That is an awesome building. Can't help but feel the majestic nature of it.

2 Apr 2007 3:17pm

@Scratchie: Thanks Scratchie - I appreciate the kind review! Cheers!

M.E. from Encino, CA, United States

Thank you for the historical background and grandiose shot!

2 Apr 2007 3:54pm

@M.E.: You are most welcome ME and thanks for stopping by!

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wonderful shot Jerry, lovely sky and the building really makes a appealing subject against that skyline. :)

2 Apr 2007 5:33pm

@Rahul: Thanks Rahul - I appreciate the kind remarks - anytime!

Reza from Montreal, Canada


2 Apr 2007 6:45pm

@Reza: Merci beaucoup mon ami ! Acclamations !

Alain from Paris, France

Very beautiful and interesting building! A nice place for a university!

2 Apr 2007 8:35pm

@Alain: Je vous remercie mon ami ! Je toujours apprécie vos remarques gentilles !

Sarah from Gainesville, United States

This is a neat building, lots of symmetry and that old feel that makes it majestic.


3 Apr 2007 12:20am

@Sarah: Thanks PIC GATOR! It's half and we are up by 11 and I'm going NUTS - oops laptop almost fell - thanks for all the encouragement Sarah and GO GATORS!!!!

Canon EOS 30D
1/60 second
ISO 100
17 mm