Friday, April 29, 2011

The Sparkling Palms of Biehl's Slip-Not

Photo courtesy S. Bates

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Historic Smith Building in Downtown Punta Gorda

Historic Mission and Mediterranean Revival Building in Downtown Punta Gorda built in 1924. Designed as an arcade, the post office once occupied space in the building

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Punta Gorda Historic Train Depot

The Punta Gorda Train Depot  is the only surviving depots of six built by the Atlantic Coast Line in Mediterranean Revival style. Constructed  in 1928, the  depot which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed mainly to handle freight. The passenger area occupies a small portion of the northern end of the building. Separate ticket windows, waiting rooms and bathrooms reflect the segregation practiced at that time. It now houses an Antique Market.   

Monday, April 25, 2011

Family of Sandhill Cranes Out for a Walk

Sandhill Crane Family leave the Walmart Parking Lot in Punta Gorda 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

One of those Extraordinary Punta Gorda skies

Photo: S. Bates 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dragon Boat Race on the Peace River

Punta Gorda's First Dragon Boat Races on the Peace River 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Laishley Crab House Car Bar

Laishley Crab House Car Bar 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Avocado Crab Salad at Laishley Crab House

Avocado Crab Salad at Laishley Crab House

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Charles Peck Finishing up Hotel Charlotte Harbor Mural

Charles Peck (Artist) works on finishing up Hotel Charlotte Harbor Mural

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals at the Punta Gorda Block Party

Felix Cavaliere of the "Rascals" at the 25th Annual Punta Gorda Block Party (photo credit: S. Bates)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Musicians at Gilchrist Park

Musicians at Gilchrist Park (Photo by S. Bates)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Heron Watching Over Park

Heron on Watch near the Wildlife Center 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wild Little Parrot -- One of those nesting in palms near Bayfront Y

One of many little parrots (feral parakeets) living in the palm trees in Gilchrist Park.  Apparently their numbers were many in South West Florida at one time -- descendants of pets who escaped or were freed.  There numbers have declined in recent years.  

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bayfront YMCA on the Peace River

Scheduled, I am told, to be torn down with other improvements to the Harbor front.   Too bad, I like this building, nice space.   

Sunday, April 10, 2011

At the Downtown Farmer's Market

Artist Painting at the Downtown Farmer's Market on Saturday

Saturday, April 9, 2011

One Taste of Punta Gorda at the History Society's Pineapple Desserts Booth

Here Came the Mummies Funk and All

The Mummies Came To Punta Gorda Closing Taylor For The Funk Fest II

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Peaceful Punta Gorda Canal

Kayaker rows down a Punta Gorda Canal 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Isles Yacht Club Punta Gorda

Isles Yacht Club rebuilt after Hurricane Charley 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sandhill Cranes Enjoying Beach at Ponce Park

Two Sandhill Cranes by the beach at Ponce Park in Punta Gorda 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Punta Gorda From Above

Photo of Punta Gorda taken  from Airplane landing in Fort Myers  

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fish at Night

A natural aquarium off Punta Gorda canal.  
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