These are the remains of a boathouse that was part of an old Florida marine research station that no longer exists. Out in the middle of nowhere, it was a hike through dense jungle-like growth to reach it. Successive hurricanes slowly dismantled it and now there is very little left of it except for the concrete slab and the boat launch area. And, of course, the vegetation creeping in. I like the row of red supports that look like insect […]
Pinewood Estate was built in 1932 in Lake Wales, Florida, as a winter retreat for Bethlehem Steel Vice-President Charles Austin Buck before being acquired by Bok Tower Gardens and opened to the public in 1970. The mansion is decorated for Christmas every year with a different theme. The theme for Christmas 2016 is Christmas 1944. Reminders of the World War II years are scattered throughout the rooms with the decorations being a little ostentatious as a reflection of the wartime […]
While an unexpected bust for seeing any birds during one of this winter’s coldest days so far, a visit to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida, led to a lot of other photo opportunities, like this view looking back at Bok Tower and its reflecting pond image. The brochure map says it best about this stop on the tour: “This iconic view of the Singing Tower is the perfect place for a photo with friends or family while visiting […]
A photographic study of a brick building in downtown Mt. Dora located in a very hilly part of central Florida. According to the City of Mount Dora website, the city sits on a “plateau 184 feet above sea level” hence the Mount part of the name.
A sampling of images from Disney World’s EPCOT IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show held at 10:00 p.m. the night we were there. The extravaganza is a multi-media light show that includes fireworks, lasers, water fountains, searchlights, music and narration, a propane-filled barge that explodes balls of flame, and a giant LED-covered globe that can illuminate colors and moving images on the continents. The fireworks shoot from barges brought out into the middle of the World Showcase Lagoon that are all […]
A sampling of photos from wandering around Disney World’s EPCOT for the day. Spaceship Earth, the futuristic ball looking thing by the entrance, contains a fun ride detailing major developments in communications history told with animatronic characters. More of this later. Scenes from the first Space Shuttle launch and possible futures for the program are highlighting in the Robert McCall painting, Reach for the Stars, on display in The American Adventure. The Voices of Liberty a cappella group perform in […]
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