Thursday, May 1, 2014

America the Beautiful - Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas is the birthplace of President Bill Clinton but also, a hot mineral springs resort town frequented by celebrities before Las Vegas was developed.
 It retains a great deal of its prior beauty, its art deco bathhouses and grand hotels a marvel to see.
 The Venetian Room at the Arlington Hotel

The old bath houses are mostly galleries or shops today, with only one or two still in operation as spas.

Take a tour of one of the bathhouses that is now a museum and see the ornate tubs of old, the implements of spa treatments, and the beautiflly detailed architectural elements.

 If you go in the spring you;ll see the blooms of the camelia, the flower of the American South.

The Arlington Hotel art deco elevators with the US Mail shoot on the side.