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Thursday, April 12, 2012

A to Z Blogfest, Around the World in 30 Days the the Passenger to Paradise - Key West, Florida

"Southernmost Point in the USA"
Monti in Mona Lisa Portrait



Olen in Renoir Portrait by Johnson
The Passenger to Paradise loves exotic destinations, especially ones that involve islands. For her next Around the World in 30 Days, "k" destination, she has chosen Key West, Florida. What an amazing destination. The Passenger has headed there a few times. At least twice, she has gone by way of driving from Miami to Key West passing through all the keys along the way. What an unbelievable sight! She has found the southernmost point in the US and enjoyed being there.

While in Key West she visited the J. Seward Johnson sculpture projects in which he chose paintings by the masters to create sculptures in which viewers can interact. She loved getting involved with these sculptures/paintings in Key West. This destination is so much more than just visiting another island. It was a special destination for President Harry Truman. It was also special for author Ernest Hemingway.

What destinations are special for you? Have you visited Key West?

10 comments:

TS Hendrik said...

That is so cool! I love the idea of the painting sculptures.

M Pax said...

I have not been to Key West, but hope to get there some day.

Monti said...

Thanks, TS. The sculptures are wonderful! Thanks for visiting.

Monti said...

Key West is like no other place I've ever visited. It's very laid back. Thanks for your visit, M Pax.

Marian Allen said...

That interactive sculpture thing is AWESOMESAUCE! I would totally love that! Okay, I'm convinced: I need to go to Key West. :)

Marian Allen
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Ginny said...
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Ginny Fleming said...

Yes, you do, Marian Allen. Yes, you do. You also need to make a stop in Marathon at this HUGE-MEGA fishing store. While there, you'll feel the need to climb aboard Hemingway's "yacht" (which is actually quite small and "mannishly sparse”). It was a surreal day....

Monti said...

Hi Marian,

You would totally love Key West! It's a pretty quirky place. Most of the sculpture is elsewhere now--maybe someplace you can more easily see it. I don't know. Thanks for visiting!

Monti said...

Thanks, Ginny for commenting. Key West is unique and unforgettable!

Beverly Diehl said...

Key West... someday. looks like a wonderful place to visit.