Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Vibrant Tropical Key West

Key West : Tropicana

I am back!!! Back with truckloads of photos (as always) and tons of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime :) It's been a beautiful one week full of laughter, joy, friends, family I never got a chance to meet and know before, some "us" time for me and my husband and we even managed to include a wedding in our itinerary.

We started out with Key West with my husband's childhood friends from across the ocean. The temperatures were crazy but the drive to the Southernmost point of the continental United States is a beautiful, scenic drive. And the place ..well, things down there are a little more slow-paced and a lot more like the way life sounds in Jimmy Buffet's songs. The place has a unique tropical charm and I'm not sure if it was the summer heat but everything there just seemed so much more alive with colors. The scene above is from the restaurant where we went noshing to sample the local fare. Vibrant's the word, eh!!! :)

29 comments:

Faye Pekas said...

Hey there! Welcome back :) I'm looking forward to your tons of photos. Glad you had some good family/friend time and memories for a lifetime.

This is very colorful and such an interesting composition. Its a bit disorienting until you firgure our you're looking at a mirror.

suramya said...

I'm sooo glad you are back, I missed you, thats such a colourful picture, I especially love the fan, glad u enjoyed yourself and I am even more thrilled about the thought of "tons of photos"

Radha said...

Welcome back!! Thats one colourful restaurant :)
Great photography Moi !

RUTH said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. A really colourful photo and great image in the mirror.

Manuel Tendero Gil said...

MUY BUENA LA COMPOSICION DE COLORES ENHORABUENA UN SALUDO

inspired said...

this is good by the way ;o]

Mark said...

Hi Moi, sounds like it was just the thing you needed.
The only Jimmy Buffet song i know is "It's Five O'clock Somewhere"...so i'll just go an pour me another drink...just in case.He sings it with someone else but i car't remember his name.

Cheers mark

Anna said...

Welcome back Moi! :) Glad to know that you had a great time and have lots of pics to share. I love the angle here and of course...the colors!

Hope your readjustment to normal like goes OK...

:)

Lori said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you had the perfect trip. Your photos are always so colorful and interesting. I never would have thought to take it on an angle like that. It adds to the vibrancy of the photo! Can't wait to see more photos from your trip!

Moi said...

Hey Faye, thank u and I am glad to be at home after a whirlwind of a tour.My fascination with tilting the world a little to the side is kinda weird i know, but somehow this was screaming to be taken at an angle :)

Su: am glad for such a gushing welcome :) love u girl ..and yeah have tons to share ..u'll love the next post......:)

Radha : Thank u and it was a lovely place chosen at a whim ...turned out to be just what we wanted ....:)

Ruth : I did ......the trip should keep me off road for a while now.....its difficult to soak in so much beauty at th same time ....

Manuel : thank u ....long time.....i shall be on your blog soon :)

Inspired: If u insist, haha!! :)

Mark : That's one of his more popular ones....His most popular will be "Margaritaville"...Lovely song ..he owns a bar by that name in Key west .....The 5 o' clock song was sung with Alan Jackson, if I;m not wrong ....:)

Anna : Thank u and as of now I;m doing pretty ok.... ..Just looking at all those pics that I have collected make me go twirling with happiness :)

Lori : Thank u and I love colors.....they perk me up any day :)

Ash said...

Welcome back!!! You were missed.
Great colors in here...

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

diyadear said...

glad ur back.. color ful restaurant indeed.. looking fwd to more snaos from ur beautiful vacation.. vacations always r so refuellinig.. after that u can start ur routine life with more enthu.. :) so enjoy!!

granati said...

i've been "tagged" (twice now). i'm supposed to share 7 different things about me [ex. unusual, habitual, unknown, etc]. so i did. do you want to? since i "tagged" you, you get to do the same, if you so desire. go check out my blog and see what i wrote. then go and write out 7 different things about you. then "tag" up to 7 others and list them/link them on said post.
no worries, no pressure, just full enjoyment...
--granati

JAM said...

Great photo. Glad you're back and had a good time.

They sure aren't afraid of bright colors are they?

Franco said...

Hi moi !

happy to see you again...with an explosion of colours in this picture!

isabella said...

Never been to Key West, but imagine its lifestyle comparable to that of Jamaica ("soon come" ;-)).

And those primary colors highten the senses!

Glad your enjoyed your trip and welcome back!

Nikon said...

That's a great shot - really interesting & colorful.
I hope that you got to see Hemingway's cats when you visited his house - God you're so lucky!! :)

laurel said...

Oooh, I'm so jealous! I haven't been able to make it down all year! And I love the restaurants there. They look like the craziest dives, but they have the best food! Blue Heaven and Pepe's are my favorites.

Funny you were in Miami this past weekend, because I was up in Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton. :)

Chad Oneil said...

Very vibrant ;)

Moi said...

Ash : thank u and I'm glad to be back too :)

diya : true..thats what vacations are for :)

granati : i have been tagged twice too ..hehe...shall take it up soon :)

jam : i am glad they aren't :)

franco : long time, Franco!!! how have u been ????

Isabella : please do make ur way there but in better climes.....i got completely barbecued myself .....

Nikon : oh i did!!! his cats' descendants were all over the house......and i loved , loved the place.....:)

Laurel : haha....really funny!! and yeah i loved the food too...food, easy paced life, the colors..oh i loved key west!!!!

chad: :)

Still said...

What en enjoying shot! I wait for the next... :-)

Nazzareno said...

Welcome back! Welcome back to you, to your delight and to the your splendid colors!

Moi said...

Still and Nazzareno : Thank u for the welcome back..it feels good to be back on the blog. :)

Kunal said...

you have a lot of luck running your way now..you really do...getting to travel the way you'd wish for!!!

Bob Kelly said...

The restaurant is The Grand Café in the 300 block of Duval Street. It is pricey, but the food and service were good when we ate there last week. The grilled mushroom fetuccine was delectable.

We're fortunate to live in Key West. We've been eating out a lot lately while there's work being done in our home, trying places we haven't been to or haven't eaten at in a while. Favorites during this period: Saluté at Higgs Beach and Red Fish/Blue Fish on Front Street.

a-xpressions said...

woww...so you are back...! gald to know that you had a memorable trip..a lifetime exp!...can't wait to see all of ur pics with rhythmical style of writing!
Loved the colors..and what a striking angle u have got here.

Jimmy Buffet...need to find out more about him now!

Sarad said...

moi's twisted angle :) I had to turn my head to make head or tail of this one. The mirror adds to the colors.

Marie said...

j'aime beaucoup ce cadrage en diagonale, et les couleurs sont magnifiques !
(nice colors, for the rest, my english is too poor)