Saturday, May 23, 2009
This boat, like so many other things in The Villages, is to look at, not use. It is across the lake, on the far side of Lake Sumter, but a long lens has compressed the distance intimating that it's near at hand.
I think it's a nice-looking vessel, even if it isn't "real."
Friday, May 22, 2009
The people who designed Epcot's World Showcase went to great lengths to attain a certain amount of authenticity. This is France. The Eiffel Tower is inaccessible but you can see the Seine and some of the things one might see along the Seine - a bicycle, an artist's easel, a small boat, etc.
We'll be showing more of France in Florida over the next couple of days. While they have replicated French-looking buildings, there is no replica of Notre Dame.
This photo was cross posted at Fotoerase.
If one is going to fashion a sculpture relevant to Cedar Key, nothing is more relevant than a fisherman. This sculpture stands next to a gift shop along Main Street. I find it quirky, humorous, even. There's a slight problem, of course: The fish is coming out of the ground. I guess it is necessary to engage one's imagination.
It's at the rear of the Barnes and Noble bookstore, this chair. It overlooks a small canal and parking lot. You can sit in it, but why? It seems to have no purpose other than decoration. In the second photo, I redecorated it a bit - changing the color photo to a color sketch.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
It appears this first shot is of a replica of a Micanopy house from years ago (notice it's on wheels though).
The young man in the second photo is a hunter of fossils, shark teeth, etc. He said most of what he finds is on top of the ground. Because we arrived later in the afternoon, he was packing up his treasures to sell another day. I'm not sure why he was decorated the way he was but he was not nearly as fierce as his appearance might suggest.
Photo number 3 is simply a look down the main street at some of the activities going on.
The next shot is of a small antique store, which, as I recall, is open only on weekends.
We ate lunch at the cafe pictured. It was small and crowded, and full of touristy items for sale, but the food was excellent. Lois Anne ordered a cheese sandwich which came with six different kinds of cheese. I had the best Cuban sandwich I've ever eaten!
Photos by myself and Lois Anne.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Each of the two hometowns in The Villages has its own movie theater. They are quite attractive and do a brisk business. This theater is located across from the square in Lake Sumter Landing. Park your golf cart out front and go see a movie!
The University of Florida has its own dock and marine equipment in Cedar Key. I would guess it is to further enhance marine research done by the university. I've never seen much activity here and the dock as you can see is kept under lock and key.
Photo by Lois Anne.
Yesterday, Lois Anne and I decided to drive up to Micanopy, a picturesque small town just south of Gainesville, noted worldwide for its antique shops. We had no idea that Micanopy was celebrating Doc Hollywood Days.
The 1991 movie, Doc Hollywood, starring Michael J. Fox, was set in Grady, Georgia, but it was filmed in Micanopy.
This weekend was an anniversary of sorts, and the town went all out. You can read about it here.
In case you missed the movie, or don't remember it, you can find all about it here.
As I'm sure you know, Michael J. Fox suffers from Parkinson's Disease. The town of Micanopy has decided that all proceeds from the weekend's events will go to help find a cure for the debilitating disease.
We will post a few more photos from the event tomorrow.
The photos were taken by myself and Lois Anne.