Photo Essay: Florida Keys part 1 – Key West

I could spend a week (at least) in Key West just taking pictures … palm trees, chickens, famous bars, unique restaurants, street signs, sunsets … oh, the sunsets … Anyway, you probably get the idea. I gathered a few of my favorite photos into a couple of photo essay posts. Maybe they’ll inspire you to take off for the Keys.

One of the things I love most about Old Town Key West is the architecture. That and the palm trees. If there is a chance to take a picture of a palm tree, I will do it. Guaranteed.

This series includes a variety of sites and attractions along Duval Street and around Key West.

 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the beautiful royal ponciana trees

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the beautiful royal ponciana trees (the orange flowers).

 

The interior.

The interior of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. That ceiling is amazing in person.

 

The Artist House bed and breakfast

The Artist House bed and breakfast. This is the former home of “Robert the doll,” which just happens to be the inspiration for Chucky from “Child’s Play.”

 

The Artist House at night on the Ghost Tour, along with our tour guide (or ghost host, if you will).

The Artist House at night on the Ghost Tour, along with our tour guide (our ghost host, if you will). Key West is filled with haunted history. We did the walking tour with The Original Ghost Tours of Key West. It’s a great way to learn about some of the more “eccentric” inhabitants of the island.

 

Ghosts & Gravestones.

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour. We did not do this tour, but it’s on the list.

 

Pretty white flowers and a white iron fence.

Pretty white flowers and a white iron fence.

 

The famous "sponge man"

The famous “sponge man.”

 

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Sunsets begin at Mallory Square. And apparently with chickens.

 

Mallory Square entertainment

Mallory Square entertainment – Juggling Jayce.

 

Slackropes, flames, and knives ... oh my!

Slackropes, flames, and knives … oh my!

 

Sailing into the sunset.

Sailing into the sunset.

 

How awesome is this organic arch?

How awesome is this organic arch?

 

An Island Independence Day.

An island Independence Day.

 

More palm trees and island architecture.

More palm trees and island architecture.

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Curry Mansion Inn

The Curry Mansion Inn – this is one of my favorite Key West houses.

 

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Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe has anything and everything key lime. Scroll down to the next photo to see why I go there.

 

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This is what you go to Kermit’s for … frozen key lime pie on a stick and dipped in chocolate.

 

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Here is another one of my personal Key West favorites – the original Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe, Duval Street, Key West, Florida.

 

Tour the island aboard the Conch Tour Train.

Tour the island aboard the Conch Tour Train.

 

Cute shop.

Cute kite shop.

 

Coconut Factory

Coconut Factory.

 

Pink and palms.

Pink and palms.

 

Pink, black, and palm green.

Pinks, blacks, and palm greens.

 

A splash of green on a white picket fence.

A splash of green on a white picket fence.

 

Key West Museum of Art & History.

Key West Museum of Art & History.

 

Bikes and palms.

Bikes and palms in the breeze.

 

The end of the road.

The end of the road. Everybody wants to take a pic by this sign.

More Keys, please …

 

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