Daily Prompt: Kitchen

I had just looked through some photos I took last year at the Palm House – one of the first building built in Naples, Florida. Because the only electricity (generator produced) was at the hotel down the street, the kitchen wasn’t added until later. Enjoy the appliances, utensils, and of course some ingredients. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/daily-prompt-ingredients/

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My Dot on the Map: Old Naples Architecture

I was exploring some posts in my Reader and found LuAnn’s post ( at Paint Your Landscape) on visiting Naples. Hearing her description of Naples stimulated my curiosity about some of my old posts about this place that people call paradise so I went back for a look-see. I realized that I have been having so much fun at the Botanical Garden that I have forgotten all that is so beautiful in other parts of my down-south Dot on the Map. Here is one of my favorite posts on Naples from last year – that comes with a promise to start spending time walking the streets of Naples with camera around my neck. In my post about Third Street South and The Palm Cottage, I told you a little bit about Old Naples; that part of the city that has been around longest before everything built up towards the east and north. South and west of Old Naples is water. In this post I am focusing on the homes around Third Street South in Old Naples. I tried to collect a collage of images that portray the beauty and personality of this area. There are a few small cottages that have not been kept up over the years but most of the homes are very well landscaped and maintained. This is very expensive real estate and the homes stay in families through generations. Some have been sold off and very (read very) large homes built […]

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