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A trip to the Gaylord Palms Hotel to see the
ICE! attraction. BBBbbrrrr!!!
Obligatory goofing-around photo
The following 14 photos—10 actually inside the exhibit and four more around the hotel prior to me retrieving my DSLR—were taken by Jeff with his camera. I chose not to bring mine in, not knowing how 9° air would affect it. I would have loved lots more photos and we had plenty of opportunities to take them. As I feared, though, the cold pretty much zapped the life out of Jeff's batteries. We were lucky to squeeze off the shots we got.
The exhibit featured an indoor ice slide. Lots of fun!
In the distance is a sculpture of a horse-drawn carriage…
…where the obligatory photo-op occurred
Rosa would have wanted a redo, but Jeff had to let the camera warm up again
A church-like scene…
…complete with stained-glass…er, ice windows…
…and a sculpted angel
Passageway to another section
Somewhat surprising to acknowledge that what I thought was the prettiest scene—a nativity depiction—was also the only one without color added.
Close-up of Mary and baby Jesus.
After we finished the attraction and warmed up a bit, we spent a few moments looking around the Gaylord Hotel.
The St. Augustine area
The Key West area
Snowmen in Key West!!??
Gaylord Palms rotunda sculpture
While I didn't bring my office's D100 into the exhibit, I did retrieve it for a few shots through the hotel. This sculpture is in a rotunda area at the walkway connecting the convention center to the hotel.
Looking up in the same rotunda
Hotel decorations redux
My lens had a bit more wide-angle capability than Jeff's photo of this decoration.
Main atrium area
Fountain pool in St. Augustine area
Reproduction of a portion of the Castillo de San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos is a popular attraction in St. Augustine.
Fountain near the Key West area
See the flamethrower performance way in the background (above Rosa's head)?
The Key West area
Sure would love to return here someday with a tripod and/or during daylight hours.