Thursday, January 21, 2010

Disney Cruise Day 2: Key West

From this photo, what's your first clue that it's a little chilly in Key West, Florida? With not even an iota of guilt, we abandoned our new-found, furry, children on ship, and went out to play.






Strangely, there really were no crowds thronging the streets, which suited me just fine. No one got between my camera and what I wanted to shoot.

I think this is suppose to be Christmas decor. I have no clue what the demonic-looking, horned critter to the left of pooh bear is suppose to be.



This man is an artist from south Africa, in Key West, doing sand painting. It was really interesting talking to him about the various colored sands he has to create his paintings.

This dog is apparently a model in the window. At first I thought he was one of those little, creepy, robo-dog toys. But he was truly alive, modelling a sweater, I think. Other people clustered around the window, saying things like "Awwww, cute" or "That's sick!"


Key West is like a town that "time forgot." It reminds me of a middle-aged throwback to the 70s.




OK, just what I need to add to my Christmas list for my favorite serial killer next year--a knife holder that looks like it's been murdered.

I bet this guy would have made us take our gloves off to read our palms. . . no crowds standing in line for his services, either!





We did like walking in Key West! Next up is the butterfly exhibit; this was the perfect stop on a cold day. . . lots of warmth and humidity to keep the little critters alive, although I'm not sure that it was the best thing for my camera . . .

14 comments:

Sharon said...

I've never been and I live in the state. Then again, it's like an 8 hour drive over those awful causeways!

Love your shots! I can't believe it was chilly enough for you to wear jackets.

annabelle g said...

omg it was cold .... can't wait to see the butterflies :)

Kami said...

Those are great, I've always wanted to go to Key West. When it's warmer of course. Loved all the colors.

pat said...

Never been there---it DOES look like a definite flash-back town..ie those hookahs! LOL! (Should I not admit that I recognize those BLUSH?) Love that big red brick building. And that knife holder? EEUUWW!!!

Vanessa said...

How fun! Oh my gosh I want that knife holder!! :)

shirley said...

We love Key West. We stayed in a B&B right across the street from the Butterfly conservatory on Duvall St. Did you happen to see the surf shop called "Shirley Can't Surf"?
Great pictures, even though it was cold.....

Yolanda said...

I love Key West-- great place. But I prefer to go when it's warm. Brrr it looks chilly! Glad you had fun!

Reds said...

Looks cold - brrrrr! Thanks for the visit of Key West - never been - looks pretty and colorful!

Suzy said...

How fun to see Key west through your pix here! My husband spent a lot of time there and LOVES that place. I want to visit there someday so badly! Great captures!

Margaret said...

Love how colorful everything is there! I have never been there, but it looks like so much fun. That knife holder is hilarious! It looks chilly there, but I guess that made it nice for you ..... no crowds! Looks like a great time!

Beth said...

My friends were just in Florida and said it was so cold, LOL! I think I need one of those knife blocks, they are cool!

Jodar said...

What a fabouls series of shots! It looks like a fascinating town and very colourful! Interesting knife holder!

tracie said...

Love your shots... looks like so much fun!

Maria said...

Now I've got that Margaritaville song stuck in my head . . .