Saturday, September 12, 2009

Abandoned fish farm

Located at the intersection of two country roads in the forest, this fish farm has seen better days. I have no clue what kind of fish it farmed or why, but obviously it hasn't done any fish farming for some time!

May all your dreams come true

Here it is: the gateway to your new home in Lake Sumter Landing...just beyond Market Square and the Lake...a beautiful new home can be yours...

Cedar Cove Marina

Friday, September 11, 2009

Do not enter

In the forest, near Fort McCoy, is a hunt club. You probably do not want to go beyond this gate.

Lake Sumter Line - reflected

Photo was shot with a Nikon F100, Kodak 200 film.

Restored home

You'll find this beautifully restored home just a block from the main beach in Cedar Key.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Old Florida

Some parts of Florida look very much like they did hundreds of years ago. This is one of a place called Gore's Landing, near Fort McCoy. We'll post a couple of more photos of Gore's Landing in the coming days.

I think it is the reflections in the water that make this picture jump.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

High noon and an empty parking lot

This parking lot serves a beautiful office building in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The photo was taken at high noon on a regular work day. The building stands mostly empty as does the parking lot. Another, similar building across the way is filled to capacity as is its parking lot.

It's an enigma; perhaps explained by the downturn in the economy.

Open air bus "barn" in Lake Sumter Landing

Lobster pots drying in the sun

Monday, September 7, 2009

Old factory?

We found this place down a side road in Summerfield, Florida. At first we thought it was an abandoned school, but then concluded it was probably an old factory of some sort. The property was fenced, gated and locked up, so we couldn't get close. There is some writing at the top of the building, but we were not able to make it out.

Rather a spooky place just sitting there going to ruin.

Shooting into the sun created a lens flare.

Temple Shalom - The New Jewish Congregation

About nine years ago, The New Jewish Congregation was formed, evolving from a Jewish social club in The Villages. In 2005, groundbreaking was held for the construction of a new temple, and regular Shabbat services were first held in 2007.

The building is very attractive and I've heard it is quite beautiful inside. I'm hoping to photograph the interior in the near future.

The congregation's website is here.

Sailing gear

Sunday, September 6, 2009


You're looking at the entrance to Padua Stables, a state of the art thoroughbred horse training and breeding facility located in Summerfield, Florida, south of Ocala. It consists of over 770 acres and is absolutely gorgeous!

It appears that the facility is on the market for $35 million USD.

For more information, click here.

Photos by Lois Anne.

Watching the ducks, chewing the fat

As the day comes to a close, a few folks in golf cars putt-putt to the pond in Spanish Springs to watch the ducks and relax with friends.

Gulf Side Motel pier

It's a great place to fish and a perfect place (during part of the year) to watch the fabled Cedar Key sunsets. Use of this pier is one of the perks of staying at the Gulf Side Motel (see previous post here).