The old electrical power plant in downtown Vero Beach, formally the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, seen here gutted during an environmental cleanup, is now a popular micro-brewery. The building was constructed in 1926. For a time it looked like an ancient temple to the power gods, now it is just a fancy place to tie one on.
Spent Saturday as the official photographer / videographer of the Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future conference held 19 & 20 January 2018 at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach, Florida. Hosted by Pelican Island Audubon Society, the event attracted over 300 participants and brought renowned speakers from all over Florida and the country. The ultimate goal of the conference was to educate people about the importance of using native plants in landscaping for the benefits, to name a few, […]
The B/W archive coughed up this negative with a wonderful detail of the exterior artwork on the tunnel of terror ride at the St. Helen Catholic Church’s Harvest Festival from sometime in the last century in Vero Beach, Florida. The horror was precipitated by a rickety little car on rails jolting through a dark trailer while encountering a mixture of mostly cliche, but immeasurably fun, scary props. After all these years, my regret is that I did not take a […]
Route 60 Westbound | Indian River County | Florida Not quite Winslow, Arizona, but this Florida town can be known for rolling up its sidewalks as soon as the Sun goes down. The trucks heading out of town a metaphor for escaping urban crankiness. Paradoxically, had breakfast once in Winslow on a bright and cold winter day in a large, empty cafe with dirty windows letting a yellowish light through. In connecting with the empty streets, the place had a […]
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches EchoStar 105/SES-11 on 11 October 2017 at 6:53 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The rocket arcs over the Atlantic as seen in this sunset time exposure taken at Blockhouse Beach at Patrick Air Force Base. Click for more images and information about this launch. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches NROL-52 on 15 October 2017 at 3:28 a.m. from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. […]
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Art Gallery | Vero Beach | Florida Former auto parts store turned art gallery shines at night along the empty streets at the edge of the old downtown. Down the road, a beer bottle hurled from a passing car shatters the stillness with a distinctive tumult of sound. After that, silence, with only the art as witness.
A collection of images taken during Aviation Day at Vero Beach Municipal Airport on 17 March 2012. While there are some aerial elements to Aviation Day, it is mostly a static display of aircraft. The Hammer & Sickle displayed on a Soviet-era YAK 55 aircraft, which is seen below.
The Vero Beach Air Show featured the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet that is a combination of an attack aircraft and a fighter plane flown, in this case, by the U.S. Marines. According to the U.S. Navy, “In its fighter mode, it serves as escort and fleet air defense. In its attack mode, it provides force projection, interdiction, and close and deep air support.” The Super Hornet flew in place of the expected U.S. Navy Blue Angels who canceled their appearance […]