Friday, June 13, 2008

Cityscape, and Neurotica

I have a few more pictures from our recent Florida trip that I wanted to share. See, I had a bit of a surprise when we arrived in downtown Orlando: the city had a skyline! It has been a number of years since I was last in Orlando, and perhaps I simply wasn't paying attention last time. All I can say is that I saw a number of beautiful buildings that I hadn't expected and didn't remember.

As a matter of fact, the whole downtown area where we were was quite pretty, and we enjoyed our sunset walk along Lake Eola (which I just discovered is technically a sinkhole). We didn't see any alligators, though I hear they've had to be relocated from that lake more than once. I am not surprised, as even the water hazards on the golf courses down there host gators sometimes! We did see some lovely black swans, but I didn't get a decent picture of them. They were giving us the evil eye, anyway.

The boys ran, climbed trees and charmed strangers as we moseyed from our hotel to a restaurant for dinner. Everything was so pleasant, I found myself thinking that Orlando might be a nice place to live.

Then I slapped myself. I was forgetting about summer.
And bugs.
And the stinky water.
And summer.
And alligators.
And hurricanes.
And did I mention the hot summer?
So, we LOVED our visit, but tourists we shall remain. As you can see, it's a very pretty city.

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Thumbs-up tonight goes to this bizarre little series of animations: Modern Living/Neurotica Series. They are addictively interactive. Enjoy!


Jon said...

Gators would make golf funnier.

Kit said...

They could, yes. Most of the time they're too lazy. :) But oh, the potential there!