Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"Another Brick In The Wall"

Wall1

Wall 2

I am back from my trip and though it was my second trip to Key West in less than two months I am not the least bit surprised that we chanced upon facets of the Conch Republic that we had missed earlier. It's one of Florida's most culturally distinct parts and every nook and corner is seeped in its own special character. Unlike the flamboyant colors in some other parts of Florida, the colors in Key West in their own unique way, blend with the immediate environment.

These shots are of a store where I picked up 2 bright shorts(in pink and yellow, they are the cutest :DD) unabashedly proclaiming my love for the island. I was told that in Key West, behind every storefront you’ll find surprises and personalities. Funny, the storekeeper was an Indian from Pune and the shorts are "Made In India". lol!!!

37 comments:

Nikon said...

Welcome back, I hope that you had a great time.
The brickwork in the photo is amazing - the texture & pattern of the colors of the bricks - is it due to fading caused by the sunlight & weather?

photowannabe said...

Welcome back and new shorts are great souveniers. Funny that they were made in India.
Nice textures in the brick shots Moi.

RUTH said...

Great title to go with the photos. I've noticed in may of our souvenir shops that OUR souvenirs are usually made in China or India.

inspired said...

Welcome back ;o]

Cris said...

You won't believe this Moi, but you can count on your fingers and toes the number of Indians who live here. And just through blogging I was able to see your world!

Moi said...

Nikon : I did have a great time!!! Thank you :)..and yeah the bricks here look weathered in sun and rain...gives that special touch to the whole thing, doesn't it?? I had to get my husband to take a picture of moi against this absolutely cool wall!!! :)

JoAnn-NL "Through my digital eyes" Story's & Travel :) said...

Hi Moi,

Overall I do not like this colour od brick walls, but you made me forget I do not like them, THIS ONE's I LIKE, just because the way you captured the photo's...

I've not been on Key West, not yet but through your camera I get a small impression so THANKS..

I might visit KW some time who know?

:) JoAnn

Faye Pekas said...

Moi, welcome back! I love bricks. Its someting we don't see a lot of in this area except on a few older buildings.

Glad you had a good time :) Found a little touch of India huh?

chacha said...

interesting series of pictures

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Pink Floyd in florida....Cure in Grenoble....every body on DP is talking about music....
Nice shot

Cris said...

Ok.... the banana bread recipe please... :-)

bluemountainmama said...

i love the faded bricks against that incredibly blue sky!

glad you had a great time. i don't think i've ever bought shorts for a souvenier...very cool that you bought them in those bright colors to remind you of the island! :)

when do classes start back for you?

ASH said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really enjoy your photos. "Drenched" is absolutely beautiful! You know, I work with a girl who spent a summer driving a carriage on Mackinac Island. She didn't have shoes like that, though :)

The Smokies are one of things I miss most about living in Tennessee.

Radha said...

Nice shots!

meeyauw said...

What an odd spot for a light. It's very picturesque.

Mike said...

Welcome back and congratulations on finding those perfect shorts! Nice shots. I really think brick walls have there own personalities.

laurel said...

I think I know exactly where this is. There was a pepper (hot sauce) store here that I think just closed down.

I miss Key West. I can't believe I haven't been able to make it there this year. Glad you had a great trip!

Lara said...

hey, thanks for visiting at my place! your photos are great. i especially love the pics that are slightly tilted. :)

oldmanlincoln said...

I wanted to thank you for all your visits to my blog. I don't mind looking at brick walls like these. I do want to welcome you back.

Lori said...

It sounds like you had fun. I'd love to visit Key West sometime. I've never even been to Florida yet!

diyadear said...

oh that picture is of a store??? thats pretty interesting..

Still said...

It's nice to see you back. Indian diaspora is a strong reality...
A superb capture of an old wall!

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

That lamp/lantern looks so small way up there high on the wall. Doesn't seem like it would shed much light!

Re: your shopkeeper...more proof of a small world. I love having little moments like that. :)

Annie said...

I've been to Key West twice, though not in the same month, and found that there were wonderful sights to see and people to talk with and clothes to buy. I think we might be good traveling companions, Moi.

Mr. Mapper said...

Thanks for stopping by my new blog. you've got some great photo's!

Steve Buser said...

Moi, glad to hear you got some shopping in and it wasn't all just pleasure.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

a-xpressions said...

yeah..KW is awesome!! This recalled me my trip there 2 yrs back...but i didn't notice that many Indians over there.
n yahh..i liked the second shot..nice composition!!

Chad Oneil said...

I like the first one the best because of the red at the bottom.

ruth said...

Key West always sounds elegant and sophisticated to me, in a beachy sort of way. Have never been there. The shorts sound cute!

ruth said...

Oh, and thank you for the birthday wishes yesterday! It was a good day, and I'm ready for another year.

isabella said...

Yes, please, Mr. Moi - we'd like a photo of the Mrs., in front of a cool wall with those cute (made in India) shorts on ;-)

Anna said...

These are two of my favorite from you. I love them.

bluemountainmama said...

thanks for sending the link to that article...i went over and read it. SO FRUSTRATING!!!

i just sent about 20 e-mails to the white house....none of which will get read. i'm afraid my little 'ole voice isn't going to be enough to stop the devastation of my mountains.......

Wendy said...

Hi Moi, thank you for all your Wichita visits and comments. Interesting to know you recognized my header on the travel brochure. Kansas is not a state known for tourists, but it is a nice place to live.

Your brick wall photos reminds me of the walls some people build within, to hide behind. But yours has windows - possibly windows to the soul of the red brick building.

Kalyan said...

WoW...some really beautifully captured shots...simple yet very nice!
Simply loved them!

Ele ^_^ said...

Really wonderful photo and also the song that you have quote is great! ^^

Coye said...

Well written article.