Thursday, May 15, 2014

Matlacha


Matlacha (pronounced Mat-luh-SHAY) is a small fishing village with colorful
art galleries and funky gift stores, on an island connected by bridges to
Cape Coral and Pine Island.



 Color is everywhere.

25 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I enjoy visiting your log & seeing all of your colorful photographs. Always a burst of sunshine!

Andy said...

I'm a fan of colour photography. Today, with theses photos, you made my day.

dieter michalek said...

so wonderful colours.

Tanya Breese said...

what a fun place, and yup, i was saying it wrong ;)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very Florida!

Luis Gomez said...

So colorful! and yes very Florida. Thank you Jack for your comment did what you suggested.

Malyss said...

The word "Kitsh" comes to my mind ! are exploring each of kays until you find Hemingway's place ? or Kay Largo , like in the movie?..Please, say Yes !

Lois said...

Never heard of this place before! It certainly provides some interesting photo ops.

Randy said...

Looks a little fishy to me, ha ha. What a fun place.

Sharon Anck said...

You've captured the colorful and eclectic look of this community very well.

Sylvia K said...

Yep, fishy indeed!! I love it! What a colorful, fun place! You do find a lot of those, Jack!! I'm glad you share them, they do make a great start for my day! Have a wonderful weekend!

VP said...

Strange, funny and colorful: that's enough for me!

Lowell said...

Looks more like Mexico than Florida! I'm going to have to visit this place. So did you take home any of these Florida tacky items?

Karl Demetz said...

Funny and colorful photos, Jack!
The place looks like very much geared towards the tourists.

RedPat said...

It sure screams Florida beachside to me!

Kay said...

Eye candy...fun to see through your shots, but maybe a little too much sugar for my taste. Then again maybe that polka dot rooster in the first shot is just the ticket for my garden...8->

Taken For Granted said...

Might I ask if those bags are for the birds? Must have been a sale on loud paint colors. Very bright photos.

cieldequimper said...

Good grief...

Now why would it be pronounced shay when there's just an a? I know, I know, I need to stop asking stupid questions.

LOLfromPasa said...

Bright and cheerful...especially that blue sky :).

William Kendall said...

Eclectic and brightly coloured, Jack!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

All very colourful if rather makeshift and impermanent, designed to catch the eye of the shopper (and photographer). Nice to hear that other countries have their idiosyncratic pronunciations.

SRQ said...

Matlacha is such a funky little area -- always a fun place to visit, especially with camera in hand. I need to get back there soon! Nice depiction of what it's like there.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous! I desperately need one of those totem poles for my garden Jack :)

José Mendonça said...

This is a wonderful post, Jack! The place reminds me of Placencia in southern Belize.

CaT said...

haha, i thought they were aliens. but actually im not sure what those white dolls are...