Took my little camera along for my walk this morning. Come along…
Talk about a butcher job! This house has long needed a renovation and it finally is getting one but I feel bad for the tree. Hopefully they come back and finish the ob properly.
This is Hunt Lane. It’s a small walking lane just off Southard Street. There are six homes located on this lane!
Just up Southard Street from Hunts Lane is Mangia Mangia restaurant. Love the curved balcony up top. What a gorgeous building.
This is the old “Albury” house that just was magnificently restored. Old Bonnie Albury lived here until her death two years ago. She used to sweep her sidewalks everyday with a thatched broom. She would yell at people for parking in front of her house and she would also pull down her pants and moon the conch train as it drove past.
Notice the widows walk on top. The ship captains would use the walk to check the activity at the harbor and when the captains were sailing, their wives would keep a look out for their husbands’ return.
One more look because it is just so pretty.
This house sits near Solares Hill on Angela Street. See the condition of it? The Albury house above was in this exact condition prior to the renovation.
This house is an anomaly. It sits on Petronia Street between Simonton and Elizabeth. One of my co-workers and her husband purchased this house and are remodeling it. It is unusual because it is a concrete block home in a neighborhood of frame houses. Here they are enclosing the front porch. The lot is very narrow but more than 100′ deep.
Directly across the street from the above house sits this Methodist church.
We have a lot of churches in Key West.
This is the Key West I love. Another little walkimg lane and I am not going to tell you where it is unless you ask me.
I LOVE this shot. Little house on same lane. You cant find this scene in Old Town much anymore.
Entrance to the lane.
Art Deco meets historic Old Town.
Now we are walking down Olivia Street where the above lane dumps you out. Look how cute little cottage is.
This cottage sits smack dab next door. This is what makes Key west so quirky. There literally is a stewpot of people, all of differing economic means living somewhat compatibly on a tiny little rock in the middle of two bodies of water. It’s so far removed from the sterile, planned community of Truman Annex.
Further down Olivia Street and we get to the Cemetery.
It could use some attention.
Like a weed wacker for starters.
This sign is on the fence of a tiny cottage next to the Cemetery. To the left of the red Iguana sign, there is another knocked over that says “Help a Local Sleep. Take a chicken with you when you leave town”. If you’ve ever been to Key West, you know exactly what that means.
Now we are back yo my house.
More bananas on the way…