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