Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A nice place to get married


As you drive into Cedar Key and arrive near the downtown area, you will see this nicely painted and decorated building on your left. I'm not sure what else goes on inside, but it appears that you can get married there. Just bring a marriage license.

21 comments:

Juergen Kuehn said...

I want to go inside and take some photoy only. It's so nice from outside!

valeria said...

It looks so exotic! Is that a white stork made with tools??!?

Antjas said...

The more I see of your two blogs, Cedar Keys and The Villages, it appears like two different worlds. Old Florida and new Florida. The workers and the leisure class. Do the two towns get along? How close are they to each other? I've really enjoyed the contrast. Even though the newness of The Villages is appealing, it seems that real life happens in Cedar Keys.

B Squared said...

Love the artwork in front. Similar to my post of a few days ago. I wonder if it from the same artist.

Abe Lincoln said...

This is a striking building and colorful. I like it and am in wonder at the lawn or absence of grass. We are trying to get rid of our grass here in Ohio. A little at a time.

Jacob said...

@ Antjas - I've never really thought about these two towns that way, but I do believe you're right. They are very much too different worlds. Cedar Key remains a fishing village and would go on functioning as such no matter if the tourists and visitors stopped coming.

The Villages, while not a Disney operation, is very much like Disneyworld, with much of what you see being a make-believe world.

The two towns are almost a hundred miles apart...The Villages is northwest of Orlando about 75 miles; if you keep going northwest another 100 miles or so you'll come to Cedar Key.

One reason Cedar Key has stayed so much the same over the last century is that it is about 25 miles from the nearest major highway...

Great observation.

Jacob said...

@ Valeria - I believe you're right about the stork!

JM said...

The 1st thing that caught my eye was the marriage sign, but everything is lovely here.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow such a beautiful place to get married!
A great idea, instead of going to "Vegas" to marry, we can go to Cedar Key Florida, to celebrate it again .One question, someone told me that "Elvis" used to be in some weedings in Las Vegas, maybe he could be in Cedar KEy as well! Just an idea! LOL
Léia

PJ said...

Years ago we bought a sailboat in St Pete and brought it back through the Intercoastal Waterway. We stopped in Cedar Key for a couple of days, it was a tiny little town then. There was a restaurant over/on the water that featured a salad with palmetto hearts I think. Is it still there?

m_m said...

I love all of the photos of the small and cute houses which you post at this blog. Thanks!

Jacob said...

@ PJ - Cedar Key hasn't changed much at all since we started going there in 1988. The pier was destroyed in a hurricane but has been rebuilt. Otherwise, it's probably much as you remember it.

The restaurant you're talking about is probably the SeaBreeze, or it could be the Captain's Table. The SeaBreeze is still standing and we've eaten there in recent months. The Captain's Table has been bought out and has become some kind of bar downstairs and another restaurant upstairs.

There are also some smaller restaurants out over the water, but I'm not sure they would have been there when you came through.

Jacob said...

@ Leia - Haven't you heard? Elvis is everywhere...and anywhere you want him to be...you just have to believe!

Welcome to Cedar Key! Be sure to take the sunset cruise out to the islands!

Cindy said...

I found your other blog earlier and now this one. Your photos are wonderful. I need to get out more. Thanks for the visit and the very nice complement.

Cindy

Antjas said...

I thought these two towns and Ocala were neighboring towns. Guess not. Where is Ocala compared to these two? How do you manage to get so many wonderful shots of all three places?? Thanks for the info.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice looking house, but kind of an unusual color. It's amazing all the people that have visited this little town, which sounds kind of off the beaten path. I'm glad Valeria noticed the stork on the front "lawn" otherwise I would have overlooked it.

Jacob said...

@ Antjas - Ocala is sort of in the middle...we're due north of the Villages about 25 miles or so...and we're about 75 miles southeast of Cedar Key.

We visit the villages more often than Cedar Key, but when we go to Cedar Key we take lots of photographs. We've been visiting Cedar Key since 1988!

We pop down to the Villages every week or so to hear the music, watch the golf carts and the people and look at the sunsets...

Jacob said...

@ Cindy - You're welcome and I'm glad that you found this one too...We've got four photo blogs going at the moment...you can click on them in the sidebar...

Have a great day.

Ken Mac said...

that tree looks to made from alligator skin!

Ken Mac said...

that tree loooks like alligator skin!

Jacob said...

@ Ken Mac - Nah...just an old palm tree. It could look that way 'cause that's the way many of us look after cooking for years in the Florida sun!