Friday, June 25, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 11 in Orlando
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 10 in Winter Park
The dogs (human and non-human) of downtown Winter Park, Florida.
Wendy taking in a breeze at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park, situated on a lake.
I command Kayla to enter the light of the setting sun. She does not listen. Notice a red dot on the tile above my index finger.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 9 in Longwood
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 8 in Orlando
I spy a transient who befriends birds.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 7 in Orlando
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 6 in Perdido Key
Many canceled hotel rooms on the Gulf coast of Alabama and Florida despite seemingly beautiful beaches and clear water.
This vendor sold two beers in four hours. The Flora-Bama, right, a beach bar in Perdido Key, Florida, had a handful of patrons. Cars filled up to the third level of the usually packed garage, which is on the Alabama side.
Off in the distance, a shrimping boat works as an oil skimmer while a boom rig, left, separates oil from water instead of drilling for oil or catching bottom-feeding fish.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 5 in Mobile and Pensacola
Friday, June 18, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 4 in Gulfport
Gulfport, Mississippi has two casinos and a beach.
A lone crab. The only creature I saw in two hours on the beach.
Workers trained on this beach to prepare for an oil-spill cleanup if it makes landfall.
The water in the Mississippi Sound -- which is between mainland Mississippi and barrier islands that abut the Gulf of Mexico -- looks strikingly yellow. A local told me muddy water is normal.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 3 in New Orleans
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Tour: Day 2 in New Orleans
Lower Ninth Ward
Garbage -- seen in front of this Lower Ninth Ward house -- is commonly discarded on sidewalks in New Orleans. Recycling has recently been instituted for the first time since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005.
Lower Ninth Ward
I asked him why he sat behind a locked gate. He mumbled shyly, "I like it." -- Garden District
I spent some time this morning documenting the Lower Ninth Ward. Much is abandoned on Saint Claude Avenue, a main thoroughfare. Barely any people walked the streets. Only one bus goes through it, despite New Orleans' good public transit system.