18 August 2005

Coral Castle

After our treacherous journey through Alligator Alley, we stopped in Homestead, FL- just south of Miami- to check out the Coral Castle.
The sundial below was actually accurate. 10:20 if memory serves, but I have unfortunately forgotten how to read the thing. Pretty amazing stuff for one little man to do with no help from modern technology- or at least that's what they want us to think! I believe I may have found evidence of an alien presence!
This door, aside from asking that you please ring the bell, is a map! It probably was useful to Ed's (Ed Leedskalnin was the builder's name) alien assistants once work was complete and they wanted to return home. The photograph below is what I believe to be the last remaining descendant of the aliens who helped Ed to build the place. I will not release it's exact location on this blogsite for fear that the scientific community would destroy this naturally peaceful creature.
This telescope was very nice! It had no lense. The eyepiece was a little lower than eye level (need I point out that aliens tend to be a little on the short side?) and was bored into a stone about 40 feet from the obelisk which held the other end of the telescope- so it was lensless and tubeless, how much more advanced can you get? I told you-- ALIENS!
We haven't quite made it to Key West yet, but we will soon!

09 August 2005

Alligator Alley

In August, 2004 we took a trip to Key West. That is where the "somber" photo came from. The weekend after we were there was the first hurricane of the year and the island was evacuated. The journey down still would have been worth it had we been a week later. The pictures in this post are from our trip down. There will be more to come, I assure you. You do like to see other people's vacation photos don't you???

And last, but not least, a mere 3 yards from our wary footsteps, was this happy feller. He seemed rather interested and came pretty much straight for us. As you can see, we lived to tell the tale, but did not leave before getting one of my favorite photos from that trip.

02 August 2005

PhotoFriday - Somber

Our trip to Key West included us taking a photographic walk through a local cemetery. I came to find a large number of small graves from the late '50s in one out of the way section. Included in this group was this handmade marker for a child who apparently was born and died on the same day. I did not mess with the site and so, some of the stone remains illegible.
(click the picture to enlarge it so you can read it)