My favorite time of day on Duval is early in the morning. Not even necessarily that early, but at a time of day when most people are still nursing hang overs and the sun still casts an interesting shadow he and there. The San Carlos, formerly the Cuban Consulate, still claimed by the Cuban government as their turf, but these days cherished by Cuban emigreés as their cultural center.
I found these delightful billets-doux stapled at eye level on a post supporting the outdoor seating area at Willie T's bar. Part of me does wonder if we can encourage a better class of visitor to Key West. To do that we need a better class of bar I guess.
Moving hastily along we see the pleasantly elderly Appelrouth building across the street.
I saw a chick magnet t-shirt among the dreck for sale on Duval and wondered if Cheyenne would wear it for me.
At a time when retail is failing all over the country, Fast Buck Freddie's is doing fine. I wrote about Half Buck's on Caroline Street losing their lease but my wife tells me they are actively looking for a new location. Half Buck's sells stuff they didn't sell in the main store and is the delight of bargain shoppers like my wife.
If Fast Buck's. Doesn't hack it for you, maybe a hookah, a water pipe, might work. there's a store up Duval Street that has a nice line in Gothic nastiness.
I thought switchblades are illegal but apparently not. I'm told the legality is based on the length of the blade though as I'm not a cop I have no need to know these things. Personal protection at bargain basement prices, though I'm not completely certain that if push came to shove I could slice someone up with one of these nasty looking things. I'd rather just give them a severe talking to.
Bob in Montana says there is a wall devoted to pictures of customers' dogs on the wall at Margaritaville. I have no reason to believe he's lying so I guess this place just went up in m estimation.
I am pretty sure The Porch, not yet a landmark on Duval though it should be, is my kind of establishment. And ere are no dollar bills with nasty messages attached to the walls either.
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