These images were taken, also, from the trolley. The tour was towards the middle of town at this point, on Duval Street, then it circled around the eastern edge of the island.
|"Take me down to the bar! We'll drink breakfast together!"|
¸.•*´¨`♥ W.C. Fields
This little rooster appeared to be going to church.
|"I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Henry David Thoreau
|"The true paradises are the paradises that we have lost."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Marcel Proust
|"...palm trees sway in a sultry breeze against the unmistakable aqua splendor of the Caribbean Sea..."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Karen Marie Moning
The Conch Republic was born on April 23rd of 1982 in response to a United States Border blockade of the Florida Keys. Since the United States Government insisted on treating the Keys like a foreign country; Key West Mayor Dennis Wardlow seceded from the Union, declared war, surrendered, and demanded foreign aid. During the intervening years the U.S. never reacted to the secession, thereby establishing sovereignty for the Conch Republic under InteRnational Law Governing "adverse possession between sovereign nations".
This is the Southernmost Point in the US.
And...that...concludes our Trolley tour. I consider myself lucky to get the photos I did. A bit tricky on a moving trolley. The Southernmost Point was particularily tricky...there were tourists mulling around it waiting to get their pictures taken. I just happened to find a small opening between all the people to get that last shot.