Florida ~ A Journey Through its Colorful Past
Think Florida and the mind conjures images of palm-fringed beaches and glittering skyscrapers, noisy theme parks and the silent vastness of the Everglades. But the Sunshine State is much more than that and this slim but wonderfully engaging book brings the ‘other’ Florida to life. Patty DiRienzo’s text is thoughtful and informative – but it’s her moody, evocative photographs that give the book its magic. Modest country churches, hand-painted roadside signs, a small-town barber shop, a spindly-legged fishing pier – they’re all here, in subtly-tinted images that look as if they might have fallen out of a cherished family album. Far from being sentimental reminders of a long vanished world, these photos link us with the rich history and unique sense of place that are still very much alive behind the busy streets and glitzy facades of modern-day Florida.
President National Trust for Historic Preservation
Hardcover| 8x9 | 160 pages | 74 color photographs | $24.95 |Big Earth Publishing
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