Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Mugging for the Camera

Even though I wanted the palm in this photo at Crescent Lake, it still reminds me of someone that inadvertently inserts themselves into your photo, or the ham who mugs for the camera behind an on-the-scene reporter.
In the background is a water tower that may not be long for the city.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

In That Order

At the bait and tackle shop in Pass-a-Grille.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

More from Cortez

In Cortez, crab traps, boat parts, and boats seem to stack up wherever you turn. Even the most neatly maintained yards maintain a touch of the sea with nautical rope fences, or anchors sitting in the front yard.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

She's a Hagg!!

Worth a stop. Argh. On the way to Bradenton Beach, along Cortez Road, is the Sea Hagg. On first glance, it looks like a roadside attraction and really is in its own right. A good mix of kitsch and some great work by local artists. The collection of nautical items is so large that it puts to shame even the most hyper-display of seafarin' garb that so many seafood restaurants love... this enormous selection of buoys.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

A View of Old Florida

The fishing village of Cortez in Manatee County. The shack in the background is built on stilts for cleaning fishing nets.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Skyway, High Above the Busy Little One-Way

In between the sections of fishing pier on the Pinellas side of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Straight ahead is the pier's bait shop; the bridge is visible to the left.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

La Septima

Ybor's Seventh Avenue, with one of its characteristic
street lamps, reflected in a cigar store window located across the street from La Tropicana.

Bonus link is an article on Ybor in the Fort Myers News-Press that was part of a series on the Florida Cuban Heritage Trail.