The boarded up antique shop, the last incarnation of this building from 1926, suffered some damage to its sign at some point. Most likely from the hurricane. Click here for a different view of this building.
Jack Kerouac’s fondness for the railroad led him to include many references to riding freight trains in his writings. One of his most poignant is the Beat prose poem October in the Railroad Earth. Whether working on the railroad or looking to hitch a ride, looking over the rail yards with the Fort Pierce skyline in the background evokes some of the wanderlust in Kerouac’s writings that stretched from small-town USA to cover the entire country.
With the constellation of Orion visible in the sky, the past weekend’s so-called “supermoon” illuminates the Indian River Lagoon and the slow moving clouds in this nighttime time exposure from the Fort Pierce waterfront looking southward.
This building constructed in 1926 has undergone many unknown uses to finally end up as an antiques mall, at least in its most recent incarnation. Besides its pleasing if somewhat spooky architecture, its location atop a high and somewhat lonely point on the Florida Ridge north of Fort Pierce provides a commanding view of the area, especially eastward toward the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Most likely the building’s best days are behind it given its current boarded […]
Diego the corn snake gets out and about frequently as a colorful representative of the local rat snake population in his job as educational snake for the Manatee Observation and Education Center in Fort Pierce, Florida. Recently Diego was at an educational event where he was quite happy to slither around on anyone who wanted to hold him. The squeamish may wish to avoid Pantherophis guttatus.