June 11, 2011

Sunset in Key West



We started the day walking around town exploring all the sites. Key West has a lot of historic buildings to see.
The Strand Theater opened in the 1920's and became Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in 1993. It has since became a Walgreens.
In 1969, the Coast Guard decommissioned this lighthouse and it was later turned into a museum.
The cemetery is 19 acres and it is estimated that 100,000 people are buried there. This is a lot considering the population is only around 30,000. You will notice that, in many case, tombs are stacked on top of each other.
The Southernmost Point Marker is a popular area for photographs and only 90 miles from cuba.
Completed in 1866, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park played a major role in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Today, this area offers some of the most popular beaches in Key West.
Want to know how far away you are?
At Sunset in Key West, you will find tourists gathering around Mallory Square to watch the many street perfomers.
Some visitors catching the final sunset.
One of the many street performers.
A party boat coming in from a day out.
Dominique's Circus Cats are always great fun
The Cat Man poses with Doug
Key West is where Highway 1 begin.

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To be continued...

1 comment:

Trina said...

Great pics & comments.