Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Live Bait

I love this ramshackle looking old bait store in Melbourne Beach, Florida; hand written signs, American flag, and all. It's out close to a park on the beach, on what is becoming a more and more fancy area.

Places like this are disappearing very, very fast around here.

As this area of Florida gets more and more upscale, the property taxes usually get impossibly high for the small guys like this in the end and they sell their place, only to have the new owners bulldoze it and put up something else, with more glitz and glamor.

Fancy isn't necessarily an improvement.


Blue Wave 707 said...

Cool shot! Too bad they are disappearing, that's the price of progress and development.

James said...

Sigh ... another casualty of progress.

Kate said...

It seems that many, too many, small businesses are disappearing. Certainly our loss!

CG said...

Full of character - great shot!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Heeeh John,
How are you doing John?
Nice view of a store at Melbourne beach.... How as the weather there?
Sorry that I was not much here to see your blog, we had some Illness-familymatters. See you Bye