Saturday, September 3, 2011

Old Town, Key West

On my first trip to Key West this summer I, like every other tourist, took one of those guided tour on the trolley that took us around the original Key West neighborhood called "Old Town" that included Mallory Square, Duval Street, the Truman Annex and Fort Zachary Taylor. In addition to the well known landmarks like the La Concha Hotel (legend has that playwright Tennessee Williams completed his famous play "Streetcar Name Desire" while staying at the hotel), Truman White House, Duval Street, we got to see many many classic bungalows and guest mansions representing the local architecture. Some of its distinctive features are the peaked metal roofs, pastel colors, gingerbread trim, covered verandas or balconies, louvered shutters, and last but not the least, lush tropical vegetation. Almost all of them were also impeccably maintained. I managed to capture a few on the camera below. Enjoy!

Its rundown condition made it stand out
A rare bright hued house

Historic movie theater now home to Walgreens

A local  among the tourists!

Thanks for visiting.

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