Good afternoon Folks ~ Hope you are enjoying your day.
This morning I needed to go to work to take some measurements to email a prospective buyer, so we took the scenic ocean drive and I took a few pictures.
Not my usual photos, that’s for sure. It was nice having DH driving. I don’t take my camera to work and I don’t always take this route, only occasionally. Sunday morning is a perfect time to be out as the traffic is so light.
Looking east, it was around 7:30 I think. No public beaches along this stretch.
We turned down this little street. You can see the Intra-coastal waterway at the very end. The island isn’t all that wide in some parts.
Here was the mansion on the right. We need to go back on this drive on another Sunday morning to take more pictures of some of these lovely old mansions like this one from the 1920’s.
Some of these places are boarded up because no one is here during the summer. This is a more modern place.
I loved the doorway on this one below.
Now I’m at the end of the street. I took a short path to a cement ledge about 2’ wide or so and stood there to take the pictures following this one.
These look across the intra-coastal waterway to the ‘other’ side.
I work about 5 blocks or so west of those building in the picture below.
Now, I’m looking east back up the street toward the ocean.
We then headed south on the ocean road, and I took a picture of Mar-a-Lago’s entry gate. They had the two statues covered I guess to protect them, must only have them showing when the ‘season’ is going on down here.
Mar-a-Lago was built 1924-1927, it is the name of the Marjorie Merriweather Post estate.
And speaking of Mar-a-lago, here is Trump’s International Golf Club. It covers a huge piece of real estate and is surrounded by high, two foot thick hedges and with palm trees on the front edge. It looks nice. One funny thing about this is, the county jail house which is several stories high, overlooks the golf course. I don’t know if the prisoners have a view or not. This is not on the island.
Main entry. Gold and black. They change the flower beds with the seasons. They have caladiums growing there now. Sometimes there are colorful salvias or impatiens.
Now below, we are definitley ‘off the island’ and this building is next to the first railroad track heading west. (I’m more comfortable on this side of the intra-coastal waterway, that’s for sure). I just loved how the sunlight was hitting this old corrugated tin building. I wonder what this building was used for when it was first built.
We live a few miles west of the second railroad track from the island, and it sure felt good to pull into our driveway, to our humble little Plum Cottage. We were home sweet home.
Hope you enjoyed the little tour of how some of the wealthier half of society lives.
This has put me in the mood to do more little tours of the surrounding areas here, from rich to poor and anything in between.
Good news ~ I am working this month after all, as my boss decided not to close up shop for the month of August. Hurray.
Hope you all have a great week.
Life is what we make it,
always has been,
always will be.