Abandoned Souvenir Shop – faded colors

An abandoned Florida souvenir shop and package store located along US Highway 17 just south of the Georgia Florida border. I enjoy poking around in buildings like this as the photographic possibilities are limitless. These images were taken back in the Spring of 2017 and at that time the buildings hadn’t been tagged with graffiti.

Last call for alcohol.
The adjacent abandoned motel.

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Centre Street, Fernandina Beach

World famous Palace Saloon.

https://www.fernandinamainstreet.com/

Post Office ca. 1911

It’s known by many names, Centre Street, Center, Main Street and downtown. Located on beautiful Amelia Island which is the first barrier island along NE Florida’s Atlantic coast – just across the border from Georgia. Take the time to check out the link in this post as you’ll find a host of neat things to read about. Heck we’ve got scoundrels and pirates!

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Pirate “Jack”

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Historic District – up close in Fernandina Beach

One of my favorite photo walks is when I focus on the smallest details of our historic city. Fernandina Beach is located on Amelia Island which is located in the extreme northeast corner of Florida’s Atlantic coast. Exit 373 off of I-95.

Door handles are fascinating subjects and the Historic District has plenty to photograph.
At least a centuries worth of paint going on here.
Just outside the main post office in Fernandina Beach (32034) are these wonderful lamp post bases. Circa 1911
Patent October 4, 1927
Railing along the steps leading to the post office.
Original post office box from circa 1911.

Thanks for stopping by and if you ever find yourself on I-95 heading south into Florida take Exit 373 – Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach – head 14 miles due east and you’ll be treated to this wonderful gem of a town “trapped” in the late 19th century.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Friday Fotos from Flickr

US Highway 17 looking north into Georgia. The bridge crosses the St. Mary’s River between Florida and Georgia.
Abandoned souvenir shop along Florida’s border with Georgia on US Highway 17.
Abandoned Riverside Motel on US 17.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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flickr favorite

Far and away the most popular image on my Flickr site.

Taken in May 2018 outside the Jacksonville (Florida) Ikea. A bright, cloudless sky made the perfect backdrop for the stark blue and yellow boxes that make up the exterior of the store. Recorded with my always with me Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Disney Stuff

From the Whispering Canyon Cafe in the Wilderness Lodge Resort at Walt Disney World… a menu.

One of our favorite places to eat while staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. The kids (and us) always had a great time while there. Lots of great food and a fun “floor show” put on by the servers and guests.

A little fuzzy.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – Up is Down

 

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I finally found the “Fountain of Youth” only to find it closed!

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Scenes from a day trip to St. Augustine, Florida a long time ago.

Have a great and safe day. Be sure to pop on over to my camera shops at http://www.ccstudio2380.com and at https://www.ebay.com/str/auntfotosphotography

Chris

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Happy SUNday! – Mother’s Day Memories

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Chris and Mary

My mom and me at Jensen Beach, Florida in December 1976. Photo by Carol with my Yashica TL Electro X on Kodak Ektachrome color slide film. Always thinking of you especially on this day.

Have a beautiful and safe day everyone. Thanks for stopping by. – Chris

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