Thursday, October 8, 2015

Night Crawling Key West

The first time I saw Mallory Square it was a bit run down, nowadays the brick buildings are picturesque, not least as most of the town is made of wood. At  six in the morning on daylight savings time it's pitch dark in the Keys. 
If I can get Cheyenne to wake up in the dark she enjoys the walk as it's cooler obviously before the sun comes up and this is the hottest time of the year.

El Meson de Pepe looking oddly romantic in the dark.
Thus is a popular spot for the residentially challenged too though I cannot get used to the fact that despite all the facilities in Key West sleeping on the street seems preferable to these souls. No food = no interest from Cheyenne.

I was surprised to see no actiity at all at Sloppy Joe's. Most of the year they close at four (the latest a bar can stay open in Key West) and at this hour of the morning clean up is in full swing. At this time of year the bar is long since closed and the evidence of the night before is long since hosed away.
Indeed the sidewalk was mostly dry by the time we got there.
Rumor Lounge up Greene Street was looking cozy. Not my kind of place if filled with people but it looked quite attractive in the half light.
Finally a couple of pictures of Old City Hall on Greene Street, where city bodies meet, the city Commission on Tuesdays. I wonder if when New City Hall is done on White Street if this venerable structure  will serve any function at all, apart from housing the Chamber of Commerce.

November First, after the Fantasy Fest Grand Parade the clocks switch to winter time and dark mornings will become light, so we have to take advantage I suppose.