Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tourist For A Day

I had a nice day playing tourist in my own town. It was fun to walk around and take pictures, and look generally lost/confused. I have learned though, that my town is better seen in person, it's really hard to capture what a cobblestone street looks like in a picture, without it looking like...well, just a cobblestone street. I promise that there are lots of little neat-o shops and stores that line each side. If you want to know how nice it is, then you'll just have to come and see for yourself ;)

And so, without further adeu, here is what I have captured of my town. I started off the day with my little point and shoot camera, I suspect that if I would have carried around my Cannon beast, I would have had better pics. But I also would have had sore shoulders and a potential migraine by the end of the day..

(apparently I made the pics small, click on them to enlarge..I think.. ;) )

Starting off my NOT the side of the horse that you want to find yourself behind, with windows down..

The of those that you definitely have to see in person to appreciate. It's big, and ...fort-like. No, it really is neat, it's just huge and not camera friendly ;)

The old town sits right on the bay- which leads into the river (the site of husbands lack of boat driving and sign reading skills), and right into the ocean. You're basically looking at all 3 of them in this picture-labeled for your enjoyment.

A view of one of the main streets, from the fort.

Soldiers, on a coffee run ;)

A few of the town in general

The Casa Monica Hotel- gorgeous inside (didn't go in this time)

This is Flagler College- once a hotel, then converted to an all girls college. They give tours everyday while people are in class. Part of me has to think that would be distracting. At any rate, it's a beautiful school.

Not bad for a City Hall, huh?

This one's for you Bridgett ;) (the store is called Notions and Potions)

I just liked this one- the town square has the oldest, most beautiful, huge trees everywhere. Lots of shade and Spanish Moss, it's very quiet and serene most days :)

Well there you have it. My heavily-pictured post on my life as a tourist in my own town for the day. I got a few weird stares because I think at this time of the year, most people are locals. I was also alone, and walking and snapping pictures at the same time, so I'm sure I looked a bit goofy. It was a beautifully hot and humid day too :) I walked all through the town until I got to the dress shop, only to realize I had forgot my credit card in my car. Needless to say, after all that sweaty walking, I came home dressless, but still satisfied ;)


Persnickety Ticker said...

Ah...yes. Never get tired of visiting there. And now the added bonus of being 10 minutes away vs. 30-45. Great pics!

Stephanie said...

Great pictures!!! What a beautiful place to live.

Karla said...

Looks like a great day! I love the's always so nice to see it. :) Happy day!

Karla said...

Looks like a great day! I love the's always so nice to see it. :) Happy day!

Bridgett said...

I think you did a great job capturing your town. It looks so quaint. And those!

So beautiful.

BTW, when I visit, we're going to Notions and Potions, just an FYI. LOL