|Vintage Alcazar Hotel Handles|
It was built in 1887 in the Spanish Renaissance style. The health spa included a Turkish Bath, a steam room, a cold plunge, a massage room, a gym and a lounging room. Now, the indoor pool is lined with antique shops and a really awesome eatery called the Alcazar Cafe. I still love visiting this place as it is really easy to lose yourself in the details, beautiful architecture and ghost-like memories of past times that still linger throughout.
Old things. Vintage things. They remind me of how we have both grown and regressed as a society. I'm reminded of how important our history is - the bad and the good. When I walk through the hallways at the old Alcazar Hotel, I think about drinking tea and playing croquet. Maybe taking a dip in the pool and going for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobblestone streets in St. Augustine (even though they still do this today). It'd just be different back then without cars and scooters passing by.
Enjoying history is a wonderful way to be reflective and in the moment. I wish that everyone took advantage of these types of wonders in our own backyards. They are great places to go with family and friends or even by ourselves to journal, capture moments with our cameras or just savor our nation's history.