Saturday, July 16, 2011

July Sixteenth #2

Shrimp boats like this one at Stock Island used to dock at the Key West Bight but they got moved out by gentrification. Photo by GarytheTourist.

2 comments:

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Gary The Tourist:

I think it is sad that we live in an era when the value of real estate can displace the tradional use (and tenants) of a waterfront.

Fondest regards,
Jack/Reep
Twisted Roads

Garythetourist said...

I agree; most of the time. I remember when the harbor around our Condo was full of boats just like this. The harbor was home to the shrimp fleet and it was completely run down, stinky, derelict and depressing. On the other hand it was beautiful in it's authenticity of form and function and sadly it was a fleeting beauty because now it has all been replaced with trendy restaurants and shops. Our condo property values are way up but, like the Mom and Pop store replaced by the Wall- mart, it comes at a terrible price.