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Fresh Slices of Old Florida

Many people don't know what old Florida was like so I want to show you all that's historic, beautiful, retro, kitschy and untamed. Much of it has changed now, but you can still be a part of the adventure if you look in the right places. I love writing about Florida and submissions are always welcomed.

Enjoy your stay in the F.L.A.






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1957 Carter Craft Wooden Boat - Photographed at Florida Silver Springs in 1956

1957 Carter Craft Wooden Boat - Photographed at Florida Silver Springs in 1956


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ramblingsoftheundictated:

Photograph by Cristina Garcia Rodero, Magnum Photos
February 2014
United States—Behind a theater window at Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Nikki Chickonski swims through swirling bubbles. Strategically placed air hoses allow the mermaids to take in lungfuls of air, then perform unencumbered by scuba tanks.
From National Geographic Feb 2014 issue, Visions of Earth

ramblingsoftheundictated:

Photograph by Cristina Garcia Rodero, Magnum Photos

February 2014

United States—Behind a theater window at Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Nikki Chickonski swims through swirling bubbles. Strategically placed air hoses allow the mermaids to take in lungfuls of air, then perform unencumbered by scuba tanks.

From National Geographic Feb 2014 issue, Visions of Earth


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Orange World in the daytime

Orange World in the daytime

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Orange World, Kissimmee

Orange World, Kissimmee

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funkysafari:

(Phoenicopterus ruber) by rjrlee

funkysafari:

(Phoenicopterus ruberby rjrlee


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rogerwilkerson:

Happy weekend

rogerwilkerson:

Happy weekend


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for-all-mankind:

One of my favorite parts of any space center, a rocket garden provides a peaceful setting to observe and inspect the flight hardware that mankind has used in its quest to conquer the stars. Kennedy Space Center’s rocket garden was the best I have ever seen it when I visited yesterday, 23 July, 2014.

Since I last visited, every rocket has been repainted. The bright red colors of the vehicle markings on the Saturn IB stood out to the most to me. One of my favorite rockets, I remember the IB at Kennedy Space Center severely deteriorated, paint faded and metal rusted. Not the case anymore.

The relatively recently refurbished Gemini Titan II has as it’s most defining feature it’s single LR-87 engine. Since the engine compartment faring was omitted on the Titan missile, the engines and nozzles are exposed more than on other rockets. This allows for great inspection of its complicated system of tubes, pipes, and wires.

One element of the garden I was not able to capture recently are the rockets illuminated at night. The Saturn IB is draped in a dark blue, with each vertical rocket different illuminations of white. Ground lighting adds another level of beautiful ambiance to the garden, which takes on a totally different atmosphere after dark.

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Lake Alfred neon

Lake Alfred neon

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Lake Mizell

Lake Mizell


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All Good Roads Lead to Miami

All Good Roads Lead to Miami

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