Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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I loved my time in this beautiful city

Silver Springs, Florida

Silver Springs, Florida

A beautiful, rustic fountain, crowned with a model of a world famous Glass Bottom Boat marks the entrance to Florida's Silver Springs. Silver Springs, Inc. K-16237 CAPA-019761

Fort Lauderdale is 'The Venice of America'

Fort Lauderdale Florida - Things to Do & Attractions in Fort Lauderdale FL

Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, culture and events. Highlights include shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, gondola rides on the canals, a historic riverfront and luxury hotels. You should visit.

Hyatt Pier 66 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With a rotating cocktail lounge for 360° views, this hotel was once considered the pinnacle of futuristic, Googie design.

Googie Architecture American Style - Back to the Future

Googie architecture came about as a result of the spread of suburban America and the massive increase in car ownership that followed WWII

Fort Lauderdale FL Galt Ocean Mile Hotel One of Ft. Lauderdale's newest and largest hotels. Koppel Color Cards

Galt Ocean Mile Hotel

Chrome Postcard Galt Ocean Mile Hotel Fort Lauderdale, FL

Kapok Tree Restaurant; Clearwater, FL. My mom, grandma, and I enjoyed a Mother's Day brunch here one year. It was an unforgettable experience!

Kapok Tree Restaurant; Clearwater, FL. My mom, grandma, and I enjoyed a Mother's Day brunch here one year. It was an unforgettable experience!

Museum of Art (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale Visit for Two or Four (Up to 54% Off)

Art holds up a mirror to society, letting people see the richness of their culture or their forefathers’ obsession with fruit bowls. Glimpse artistic evolution with this Groupon. Choose Between Two Options $14 for admission for two (up to a $28 value) $26 for admission for four (up to a $56 value) Explore current exhibitions such as Wari: Pre-Inca Lords Of Peru, which showcases textiles, ceramics, and ornaments from 600 to 1000 CE. Seniors and military personnel are regularly admitted…

Jordan Marsh storefront - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jordan Marsh storefront - Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Searchable collections of manuscripts, war records, historic images, vital statistics, audio and video recordings from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Old Florida: Larger than life: the Kapok Tree Restaurant

Larger than life: the Kapok Tree Restaurant

Note: Since this post was published in 2011, the Kapok Tree tribute website sadly disappeared. Growing up in Florida, I was vaguely aware of the Kapok Tree Restaurant, but I never dined there because I never visited Clearwater. As I began collecting vintage Florida ephemera I kept coming across postcards of the restaurant that looked more like a palace in Europe than any place I'd ever dined. And when I saw photos on Flickr and discovered the website dedicated to preserving the memories of…

Creighton's Restaurant - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Creighton's Restaurant - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Creighton's Restaurant in Looking West in Sunrise Shopping Center Creighton's Restaurant in the Sunrise Shopping Center on East Sunrise Blvd. and Intracoastal Waterway, one block from A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. Open daily, all year. The air conditioned Sevres and Venetian dining rooms, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, serve continuously from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. Service is excellent. One of the finest restaurants in America. All the food is good, and the "World's Best Apple Pie" is…

Sunrise Shopping Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1956

Sunrise Shopping Center - Mid Century Modern Ft. Lauderdale - 1956

A brilliant blue sky and bright Florida sun highlight the Sunrise Shopping Center in Ft. Lauderdale in May 1956. Saks Fifth Avenue was the a...

Opera patrons in the mid 1950s at War Memorial Auditorium - Photo courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale History Center

Opera patrons in the mid 1950s at War Memorial Auditorium - Photo courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale History Center

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge & Restaurant, 1960's

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge & Restaurant, 1960's

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida