PONTE VEDRE FLORIDA – Here we are on Florida’s Atlantic coast near Georgia – Ponte Vedre is actually an unincorporated stretch of beach adjacent to Jacksonville Florida. At dinner a local booster told me that Jacksonville was founded by Henry Flagler when he built the Florid West Coast Railway, but things didn’t work out for Jacksonville because he extended to road further South to what became Palm Beach and Miami, which are more reliably warm in the winter. It’s fairly arid visually here so the best that I could do with my Leica Monochrom and Luxocron lens was a shadow selfie. That and a bunch of palm trees that I’m not posting. Oh, and some pictures of the surf. I have trouble with tropical landscapes.
Day 1,551 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
I’m actually posting this on January 19 – remember I post about a week after the images are taken to give me a chance to edit. I went to Paris in August to visit my brother in law, Bob Mallon, because he had been diagnosed with cancer. He died last night. Here he is from my post for day 1,405 (August 20, 2013). We had wonderful meals at Paris New York (pictured) and L’Arpège. Rest in peace, Bob.
On this day two years ago: Driving to Connecticut.