Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Even More Ancient History
I've mentioned before how I used to road-trip down to Highlands County, Florida, from my former home in Tampa. Here are a few shots, scanned from film negatives, from a trip I took there with my friend Suzanne in February 1986.
Above, shuffleboard players in Sebring. Do people still play shuffleboard? It was a big thing back then with the retired folks. The courts would be packed.
Every once in a while I come across a photo and think, "What was I looking at?!" This photo taken on the shore of Lake Reedy in Frostproof is a good example. Did I like the tree? The laundry? Did the camera misfire?
There's a circular park in the heart of downtown Sebring, with a big flagpole in the center. The kid climbing on that wall around the flagpole would be in his/her 30s by now. Time flies! Two years later, in this same location, I took a photo of the wall of the Circle Restaurant.
Finally, here's an old house that I always liked, located just north of Frostproof on a hill overlooking Lake Moody. I had fantasies of buying and renovating it! Fortunately, it's still standing -- at least according to Google Streetview -- and it looks much better now than it did back then.
Apropos of nothing and just to brighten your day, I will link to this Streetview photo of a poinciana tree located near that same house. I love a nice poinciana. Needless to say, we don't see those in London!