Monday, March 24, 2014

Naples Pier


Naples Pier juts 1,000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico.
It was built in 1888 and rebuilt multiple times after a 1922 fire and three later hurricanes.  
Rails once ran down the pier to move luggage and passengers from ships to shore.



These days the pier is visited by tourists, beachgoers and fishermen.

26 comments:

Andy said...

Nice. I could feel the heat emitting from you photos. Just what a winter Northern like me needs.

Revrunner said...

Hard to imagine as we brace here for yet another winter storm and hopefully the last.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice day for it. Everyone is having a good time.

Malyss said...

Already hot and crowdy on your side of the world!
I wonder why, but I really love your last picture! :o)

Luis Gomez said...

Looks like a party! Nice shots Jack.

Kate said...

Rails on a pier was quite a luxury. Did the city fathers ever hear of exercise being good for the body, I wonder?

Ed said...

I think I should move to Naples. Still cold here in CT. Nice photos!

Lowell said...

Spent many happy hours on or near that pier. Got some great sunsets, too, by catching the sun as it goes down over the end of the pier.

I was wondering what motivated you to take that last picture of people on the pier?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I hope none of the visitors encounter a hook on a line being cast from the pier.

Sharon Anck said...

Looks like summer! I wonder what luck those fishermen have.

Sylvia K said...

Summery captures for the day, Jack! I do love all of that sunshine!! Oh, by the way, love that last capture -- nothing like contrast!! And I notice that it didn't need any descriptive words from you! You do make my morning!!!

RedPat said...

I knew that Lowell would like your last pic - he's into fishing! ;-)

Halcyon said...

A very interesting mix of people here!

José Mendonça said...

I love piers. This one is pretty cool, especially in the top shot. Great composition.

VP said...

We do not have piers like these, and looking at your pictures I think it is a shame!

Kay said...

I'm holding my hands up to my computer screen to catch a little of that warmth...I can almost smell the sunscreen. By my standards that's a lot of humanity in one place.

William Kendall said...

Malyss and Lowell said it before I could!

cieldequimper said...

I'm going to refrain from saying certain things here lest I should shock your readers... It is a lovely pier though!

Taken For Granted said...

Given our cold spring, I would love to walk on that warm pier. Fun photos.

Lois said...

That is a nice pier! I grew up in Jacksonville Beach and we would walk to the pier from our house. Great memories!

hamilton said...

It looks like a popular spot for many people!

Randy said...

It's packed with sun lovers.

Bob Crowe said...

That last one is a fabulous sampling of the human zoo.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What is it about different coastlines that differentiate one from another. I looked at the picture and just knew it wasn't the west coast. Funny, don't you think? Enjoying the sun instead of the cold?

Mersad said...

Wonderful sunny images. Love the color of the water. So bright.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes I agree with Bob, its when you take crowd shots like this that you realise how different we all are. Looks like the pier is a big drawcard Jack.