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Two visits of Key West, Florida in 2007 and 2016. Part 1

by Leonid Sakharov

We visited Key West two times with almost decade interval in May of 2007 and January of2016. First time it was bus excursion that was promotion for attending timeshare presentation. Second visit was a cruise stop on the way to the Mexico Rivera. We were struck by ocean degradation at public beach, visited Hemingway house museum, most south point of USA and just walked around.
Long bridge in the Ocean connected Key West with mainland.
Other way to get into Key West is by cruise ship. It is much more comfortable and fun. There is the view at ocean and fellow ship from our cabin.
Key West Art and Historical Society as it was in 2007.
Key West Art and Historical Society as it was in 2016. Dancing couple was replaced by other giant sculpture at the place.
Statue is life blending into street. Lady from supermarket.
Statue is life blending into street. Lady from supermarket. Closer view.
Statue is life blending into street. Couple with last hug and kiss before long separation. Tear squeezer it is.
Matisse the dance painting is transformed into sculpture composition.
The southernmost point (at most right of the picture) as it is seen from cruise ship.
There is always crowd in line to make picture at front of the southernmost point.
If there is organized group to make selphy could be a problem.
I am at southernmost point in 2007.
I am at southernmost point in 2016.
Rooster feels a master at backyard.
Hen and chicks at the street.
Iguana at the tree. So what?!
Ocean is dirty in 2016. Bird is unhappy.
Bird tries to see fish. But ocean is full of finest sand. Nothing to see here.
Edward B. Knight Pier view from park.
Ocean is dirty near Edward B. Knight Pier in 2016.
Ocean is dirty near Edward B. Knight Pier in 2016. Shore is zoomed in.
Ocean was clean and nice dirty near Edward B. Knight Pier in 2007. The same point view as previous pictures.
We rented bicycles in 2007 to be in time for bus departure. It was good idea.
The look directly to the bottom of the ocean from Edward B. Knight Pier. Then you could see through clean water in 2007
I am at Edward B. Knight Pier in 2007.
Smathers Beach is free and public.
Girl at Smathers Beach.
Smathers Beach is good for sun tanning.
Smathers Beach in 2016 is practically free from coral floor instead there are very fine sand and water dirty.
Rare coral rift left at Smathers Beach.
Restroom at Smathers Beach is made from shells or at least looks like such.
Inside of restroom at Smathers Beach.
Volleyball is favorite game at Smathers Beach.
Coral floor at Smathers Beach or what left from it.
Smathers Beach or near in 2007.

Nov. 1, 2018; 16:31 EST

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