Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Local Tourist Project {Pt.4: The Rosemary District}

 Happy Tuesday my caffeinated loves! Welcome back to my current love, The Local Tourist Project.  When I spent the time photographing and exploring this section of my city, it hit me kind of hard. 
As I stated when I first started this project of mine, I was doing it solely to curb my bad case of wanderlust and to learn just a bit more about my city. That was the case until I came across the Rosemary District of Sarasota County. This district is home to the first Black Community here. This was a pretty neat plaque and I got a little caught in the moment and didn't take as many pictures as I wish I had. 
 I snapped the few you will see below and spent the rest of my time in the Rosemary District talking to some of the residents. I explained to them what I was doing in their part of town with a camera and they actually thought it was pretty neat. We talked about the changes they had seen in Sarasota County throughout the time that they had been here and offered me lunch. 









A neighborhood with such a high historical value is a gem in a city like mine. I am a little surprised that I hadn't heard about this before I stumbled upon it myself but hey, that is the whole point of this little project of mine! 

4 comments :

  1. Beautiful photos!!! Looks lovely :)

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  2. What a cute little town! I love the little stick man with the wrench! So adorable. I'd love to visit here.

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  3. Such a great idea! And gorgeous wall art :)

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  4. This is such a neat series. Local and less touristy spots are always the best because you get to see the real heart of the community. I love the photos that you did manage to get, and it's even better that you had a good experience versus a ton of pictures. That's what counts!

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