~FLORIDA~

I lived in Florida for about 26 years. And even though I was there that long, there are many parts of the state I've not seen. On other pages of this Photography Section of my website you will find many photos of Florida and things I saw there. The Space Shuttle launches, Sea World, Epcot Center, Disney World, wildlife, the Space Center. This was only my second trip back to Florida since moving back to Pennsylvania. The last few years have been dedicated to seeing all fifty states. That was accomplished when I drove into Mississippi about two days before coming back to my home away from home.
Enjoy these photos as I travel from the Panhandle to the Gulf shore of the Everglades. And enjoy the time I had with my grandchildren.


The old Capitol building with the tower of the new behind




My first stop - Panama City

Main Street

Main Street from farther up

The other side of the street

A tallahassee Church

The tower of the capitol building

The Florida Liberty bell replica

The west end of the capitol
Fifty-five bells were struck as part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950 with the slogan "Save for Your Independence." They were given to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S Territories, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The Truman Library in Independence, MO has one (Harry was president) and one is in Annecy-le-Vieux, France the city where the replicas were cast in 1950.
The bells were to be displayed for the public and rung on patriotic occasions. Some are rather difficult to locate as they have been relegated to storage and/or refurbishing or to display in universities, libraries and museums.
Those I could find located near or in capitols as originally intended are pictured on these pages.

This fountain is in the rear

Florida State University Go 'Noles!

The Ruby Diamond Auditorium

The facade

Another of the campus buildings

A sidewalk theatre


Music is "Suwannee River"

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