Amazing, Diverse, Captivating Sarasota

Amazing, Diverse, Captivating Downtown Sarasota

Some days my creative juices abandon me and I can’t think of a thing to say. Other days I am so overflowing with things to say I hardly know where to start. Since today is one of those ‘overflowing’ days I decided it would be better to let my photos from the past week tell the story for me, so here goes – enjoy!

Sarasota News and Books

Sarasota News and Books

One day earlier this week I decided to veg out at a wonderful little bookstore – Sarasota News and Books – downtown on Main Street in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Not only do they have a great selection of books, they also have a delightful cafe with cute little tables and cushy sofas where you can enjoy a decadent dessert and a Cappuccino while you get lost in a novel.

The delectable little dessert below had a hard chocolate outer shell and was filled with layers of creme custard and chocolate mousse. I know I shouldn’t have, but I just couldn’t resist!

Deeeee-licious chocolate desert from the cafe in Sarasota News and Books

Deeeee-licious chocolate desert from the cafe in Sarasota News and Books

Several days this past week I’ve done walking tours of the Rosemary District, which is just north of downtown (where I live), as well as Gillespie Park, just east of Rosemary, snapping photos all the way:

One of the many sidewalk cafes on Main Street, downtown Sarasota

One of the many sidewalk cafes on Main Street, downtown Sarasota

Main Street facades are adorned with lively colors.

Main Street facades are adorned with lively colors.

A beautiful old building on Main Street that has been totally restored

A beautiful old building on Main Street that has been totally restored

Art Deco Door in downtown Sarasota

Art Deco Door in downtown Sarasota

Another old door in the Rosemary District

Another old door in the Rosemary District

I found this intriguing door knocker on an interior design shop just down the street from my apartment. I shot it with deliberately low contrast....

I found this intriguing door knocker on an interior design shop just down the street from my apartment. I shot it with deliberately low contrast….

....then used Photoshop to posterize the image. I love Photoshop!

….then used Photoshop to posterize the image. I love Photoshop!

More tomorrow…..

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