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The Paradise Garden

The Paradise Garden

The Paradise Garden

Kissimmee, Florida is not as well known as it’s largest employer, Walt Disney World. Here Mickey watches over all.  To compete for attention local merchants resort to Googie architecture.  That is a design where the shape of the building mimics an item for sale, and is often otherwise impractical.  The two kids running at full speed on an elevated boardwalk are relatives.  That was shot at Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve.  It invokes some of the magic of the iconic “A Walk to the Garden of Paradise” by W. Eugene Smith.  Some of the photos were captured at Disney Animal Kingdom, a deluxe accredited zoo that is part of the Disney World complex.

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Miami’s South Beach in Black and White

Einstein Garage

Einstein Garage

10 Photos in This Gallery

Miami’s South Beach is almost a step outside the US. The Latin influence is heavy. Dark hair and olive complexions rule. Most restaurants have service charges because tipping is a US thing and the foreigners don’t understand it. Pedestrian traffic is great for street photography owing to the mild weather in the winter when I was there. Many art deco buildings are available to shoot as well.