Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Naples Pier

Time to move on to new photographs from southwest Florida.

Naples Pier re-opened in November after a $2.4 million renovation that took place over the summer.
The 1,000 foot long pier needed ten linear miles of Brazilian ipe, a very hard, termite-resistant wood.
I visited early on a weekday morning.  The view was good.


The pier was built in 1888 to provide ferry access to the little fishing village of Naples.  
It had previously been rebuilt after hurricanes in 1910, 1926 and 1960.

15 comments:

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous view. Can they not use a newer, composite based building material?

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, so Naples started out as a little fishing village? Interesting how the times have changed.

Karl Demetz said...

A very expensive renovation, must really be a good wood !
Very well photographed, Jack !

Sharon Anck said...

You visited on a beautiful day!

Kate said...

Like the historic description of Naples as "a little fishing village." Those are bygone days. Looks like you visited on a lovely day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well it looks like you may have captured a Brazilian walking along the ipe Jack :) Looks very peaceful, let's hope the next hurricane doesn't come along too soon.

Virginia said...

I'm sure it was the leading lines that drew your eye! :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful!! And I do love the water!! A great capture -- as always, Jack! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

RedPat said...

Ready for some sunset viewing!

Anita Davis said...

Wow that is some expensive wood, but it sure makes a lovely pier.

Gunn said...

This is an image taken in November....
Here we have -4C outside, and winter, so your image today is extra wonderful for someone as cold as me :)

Tanya Breese said...

i'm laughing at the girls backside and you comment about the nice view ;)

William Kendall said...

Great for sunset photo ops too... not to mention eye candy!

Bob Crowe said...

A thousand foot pier. That would be spectacular in the calmer waters of the Gulf. The only other I can compare it to is Santa Monica.

Kay said...

I'm glad our new bridge doesn't have to withstand hurricanes. The flooding river (carrying downed trees, mind you) is plenty enough. But alas, no surf and sun.