My Dot on the Map – Old Naples

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 of this area.

I tried to collect a collage of images that portray the beauty and diversity of this area. There are a few small cottages that have not been kept up over the years but most of the homes are well tended. 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 with guest cottages bigger than the original home. These are mostly along the gulf and I didn’t photograph them. Some cottages have been torn down and small condominiums built – usually they maintain the atmosphere of the neighborhood.

I also tried to protect the privacy of these people – except when I went snooping down alleys. There are a lot of people walking around this part of Naples because it is three blocks from the gulf beach and next to the restaurants and shops of Thirds Street South. You can enjoy the detail of each image in a slide show by clicking on any photo.

Floral Friday – Old Naples

When walking around Old Naples capturing the beauty and character of this historic area, I found lots of flowers. These took my breath away. The woman who was unloading her car said it was a trumpet flower of some sort. I didn’t know either – but guessed as much. This is in the yard of a small condominium so the plants are picked and cared for by an outside company.

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Note from Gertygiggles – the name of this flower is Datura. Thanks a bunch!