Sunday, February 16, 2014

Downtown

Now I'll be the first to admit that I'm more of a country boy than a city slicker. I'm happy that so many people love living in the city since it keeps the countryside uncrowded (although I realize some are there only because that's where the jobs are, mostly). However, I don't mind taking the occasional trip in to see the sights.

A few days ago we packed up Sasha and the wagon (I'll have to let you see that soon) and headed for a stroll through a small piece of historic Fort Myers (winter home of Thomas Edison). If you're up for a little nostalgia, listen along to Petula (link below the last photo) while you walk with us ...






31 comments:

Seijastiina said...

Beautiful!
Very nice photos!

Kirsti said...

Todella kauniita kuvia. Kaunista vanhaa musiikkia :)

Lasse said...

Wonderful song and pics. Agree with you - I´m a countryboy too.

biebkriebels said...

Is that city really that pink? I like both cities and countries, couldn't live far from a city, was born in a big city, so I think I am a citygirl.

S. Etole said...

I'm definitely rural but did enjoy these views.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous bright colors, really nice street scenes.

Lisa Gordon said...

It looks like a wonderful place to visit, Rick. I love those brick roads. Don't see many of those anymore. Love this song too. My Mom used to have the 45 (dating myself here), and she played this song til she wore it out. A wonderful memory for me. Thank you!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful, neat and clean downtown!

What Karen Sees said...

Looks nice and warm, and very pink! Hope you had a wonderful time.

Michelle said...

It looks so gorgeous and WARM!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

We have been in that area (in Venice) for several holidays and visited also Fort Meyers. But that was years ago. So to see the city has changed a lot. Wat ziet dat er heerlijk zonnig en warm uit, Rick. Ik zou er zo weer heen willen. Mooie serie. Groetjes, Joke

Bob Bushell said...

Clean and great photos.

Katherine said...

It twas a lovely stroll, thanks Rick! Photos were lovely!

teca said...

Wow!!! Beautiful landscapes!!!
Thank you for your visit in birthday's Sedimentos.

Beijos, beijos and lots of love.

Halinka said...

Piękne zdjęcia!!! Ciekawe miasto:))) Serdecznie pozdrawiam

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

Very colorful and beautiful photos.
kiss

:)

Goku shrestha said...

That crystal blue sky .
Must have been great to be there.

Helma said...

Hallo Rick,

wat een mooie en heldere foto's zijn dit. Ik ben ook een plattelandsmens en bezoek soms de stad.
Wat me opvalt is dat het bij jou zo mooi schoon en ook zo mooi kleurrijk is met schitterende details.
Echt een complimenten voor je fotografie die echt uitblinkt.

Groetjes, Helma

Connie Smiley said...

Wow, Rick, pretty nice for a city! Your photos make it shine.

Patricia said...

Beautiful place. Nice shots!
Love the nice blue sky at the last one...

darlin said...

Gorgeous town, fantastic photos Rick. So by not seeing snow in your photos I'm going to guess you're in Florida? Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Incredible colors, Rick! I

Lúcia said...

When I saw the first two pictures I thought it was a movie location! What a place! ;-)

Just Be Real said...

Awesomely nice Rick. Blessings.

Betty Manousos said...

petula clark! yeah. great song and photos, rick!

happy wednsday!

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Elizabeth Grimes said...

At Thomas Edison Park in NJ where my husband works, there are tropical plants in the greenhouse that Mrs. Edison brought from FL! Enjoy the warmth. Hope you're doing well!

MARTY said...

hello Rick ! I love cities very much, perhaps because I was born in a big one ! tes images sont belles et pleines de couleurs ! a very beautiful city ! and that wonderful sky !
a lot of colorful bisous for you

Cath H.C Photographie said...

Très bel endroit ! tes photos sont magnifique !

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, thank for sharing your beautiful photos. Look like it's a very nice place to visit. Love the clear blue sky.:))

Best regards.

Manu World said...

;-) nice!!