A fountain sprays water into the sunlight with the beautiful columns, doors, and arches of the Coral Gables Biltmore hotel providing the setting.
The hotel opened in 1926 and was part of the development effort by George Merrick to attract the famous and influential to a center of fashion, sports, and culture in South Florida. The Biltmore was among several of the buildings that composed the grand display, including the Alhambra Water Tower, the Coral Gables Country Club, and many others, which would create a unique attraction he called "The City Beautiful".
Coral Gables was envisioned by George Merrick to be the "Mediterranean Riviera" and draw the wealthy and prominent in the 1920's.
See other examples of Coral Gables architecture at my Coral Gables gallery which includes the Alhambra Water Tower and the Country Club of Coral Gables, among others.