Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Empty Bowls


Empty Bowls is an annual fundraiser in Naples' Cambier Park.




Potters make bowls for artists and supporters to decorate, visitors pay $20 and pick a bowl, and about 50 restaurants donate soups to fill the bowls.



The money that is raised goes to local organizations feeding the hungry.


The event is a huge success every year.

Monday, January 27, 2020

A Newly Brightened Alley


The owner of buildings on Naples' prime shopping street, Fifth Avenue South, hired an artist to create works to brighten a formerly humdrum alley from the parking lot to Fifth Avenue.


Each of the colorful panels bears the signature "Parker."
I didn't find other details about the artist.

Visit Monday Mural for other photographs of murals.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Caloosahatchee Manuscripts


After dark, a wonderful pair of metal cylinders light up and project letters onto the sidewalk
 and the fa├žade of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers.  They were a gift to the city from the local electric utility.  Maryland sculptor Jim Sanborn created the "Caloosahatchee Manuscripts" to commemorate the transition of an old power plant from oil to natural gas


I showed these in 2011. I am hoping you forgot or that you don't mind repetition.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center


An art center on Fort Myers' main drag has massive Ionic columns in front.  On a recent visit I noticed that there is now a collection of circular artifacts adorning the top.


The art center has a full schedule of programs advertised on the banners.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Doug's


Doug's is a simple restaurant selling good meals like clam chowder, lobster rolls and fish-and-chips.  Doug is from Maine.  He began by selling New England-style food at farmers' markets.  
The restaurant opened a few years ago.  Simple, tasty, good.
Especially for New Englanders like me.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sunset at the Abandoned Pier Pilings


The sunset on Naples Beach was disappointing.  The clouds lifted, so there was not as much
 reflected color as I wanted.  But, the incoming waves were strong
and the pilings gave the photos some interest.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Golden Hour at Naples Beach


The skies looked promising, so I drove down to Naples Beach to try some sunset photos.
The sun would set at 6 o'clock.  This was fifteen minutes earlier.  I saw the pilings
of an abandoned pier in the distance, so I headed in that direction.