Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sarasota Visit, Part II

When Misty and I were at the Ringling complex, we stopped for lunch at the Treviso Cafe in the visitor center.  This very strange bird kept wandering along the edge of the patio.  I thought it was a Muscovy duck, but up close, it’s not anything like those.  Big green feet, red at top of legs, red and yellow beak.  What the heck?

CDZ water bird

On our trip the next day to the dog park/beach at Venice Beach, we saw this Anhinga grooming itself.  It finally sat still and showed how looooong its neck is.

Anhinga

These retrievers were having a blast playing on the beach . . .

Dogs Water dogs

. . . and fetching a ball from the surf.

Dogs Water dog

Missed the best picture because he wouldn’t stay still.  A Boston Bull was laying and rolling in the surf!

Here’s an Irish Wolfhound with his two little pals, toy schnauzers.  Cutest little things.  I want one!

Along Sarasota Bays marina parking lot, is this sculpture from an iconic picture from VJ Day of a nurse getting the heck kissed out of her by a sailor.  Had to stop and get some pictures.

This sign tells about the statute, but doesn’t mention the photograph or photographer.  It was on the cover of Life Magazine.  With a simple Google search of VJ Day Kiss, I found this link to the photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt  here.  Click on the pic to enlarge to read the sign, then back to return.

Sailor-Nurse sign

That’s it for Sarasota.  Tomorrow or next day, I’ll do our trip to Ft. Myers and the Everglades with my sister and her husband.  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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24 comments:

Deelite said...

OMG what fun viewing your pics of our fun trip together. I was so nice being able to spend the time in Ocala, and we felt extra special when you came and did a few days with us in Sarasota. I was that cute little toy schnauzer several times after you left us, and I wanted to kidnap it and bring it to you. Not sure that would have gone over very well with the wolfhound, not to mention its owner. Thanks also for sharing the knowledge of the statue in downtown Sarasota. You just can't believe how big it is until you are standing right next to it.
Thanks for the memories, my friend.

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