Saturday, November 19, 2011

Street fair

This weekend Saint Petersburg hosted an art fair and a craft fair. They had them right next to each other. People with stores nearby took advantage and placed their merchandise on the sidewalk. It all made the concept of "art" kind of ridiculous. On the street no one has any trouble distinguishing what art is. It's a label that makes things more expensive.

Anyway, I liked looking at the people. Lots of sunglasses and flip-flops--casual dress, because we're all fat and casual clothes fit us better. And of course anyone who could was getting around on wheels.

Craft/Art fair


Women with strollers

Woman on power scooter

Craft/art fair crowd

The art/craft fair crowd

The art/craft fair divide

Five Guys


Everything is greasy, but in a good way--makes it feel authentic. Boxes of peanuts (given away free), containers of peanut oil, and bags of potatoes sit prominently on the floor. A sign informs patrons the exact farm where today's potatoes were grown.

The burger is good, but I'd be happy just eating the fries. That's probably the smart thing to do.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kustom Kar


It's the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

I heard someone whistling this song as they drove by:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Free periodicals

Florida has a booming periodical industry, and it's all free, just like the internet!

Let's see what people in Sarasota are reading, aside from tourist guides.

Today's Seniors, which features a coupon for citrus fruit:

Today's Seniors

Mature Lifestyles, which is excited that a man cooked something:

Mature Lifestyles

And Transformation Magazine, which will tell you all about personal development, alternative health, and spiritual growth:

Transformation Magazine


...for a stray dog.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sign of the times

Adopt a pond

In America if you need a public place, such as a road, kept free of rubbish you don't have to pay anyone. People volunteer to pick up garbage in exchange for recognition, usually a small sign near where they volunteered.

Good job Codou family; that pond looks very clean!

In an art gallery

In the Ringling Museum

The Madonna and Child

The Assumption of the Virgin

Portrait of an Aristocratic Youth (possibly Gian Battista Salviati)

Portrait of a Man

Ringling Museum, gallery view

The Actors

Danae and the Shower of Gold

Portrait of Maria Bultel

Perseus and Andromeda

Saint John the Evangelist's Vision of God

Ringling Museum, outside view

The Discovering the Love of Venus and Mars

The Ecstasy of Saint Paul

The Israelites Celebrating David's Return

Bathsheba at Her Bath

Girl Playing with a Bird on a String

Portrait of Madame de Bourbon-Conti as Venus