This is Naples' leading shopping and dining street. Looked at wide angle, it doesn't look much different than usual a month after Hurricane Ian ravaged Southwest Florida. Except that shoppers were few. And except that about half of the stores are closed for repairs.
Friday, October 28, 2022
Fifth Avenue South
Workers were scraping off the old tiles in the outside dining area of this restaurant before laying new tiles.
Watermarks two thirds of the way up this fountain indicate how far the sea water rose.
I stopped in at Aldo Castillo Gallery, which looks fresh and spotless. I was told that they moved the art out before the storm, so they didn't lose any. But, the storm water rose above your knees inside the gallery, so the floor was replaced and the walls were rebuilt from the studs, all in about three weeks.