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Her hour upon the stage

 

I discovered this scene in Fletcher Lounge, once the main dining room of the 1891 Moorish revival style Tampa Bay Hotel, now the University of Tampa.

 

The light coming through the many keyhole windows was the only light in the 6,500 square foot room. At 3:30 pm, the harsh Florida sunshine created quite a glare, even through the sheers.

 

The lonely scene and the way the light seems to cause the 'throne' to disintegrate brought to mind the famous soliloquy from Macbeth.

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Taken on January 5, 2012