Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lake Placid

This is probably the most beautiful spot we have yet seen in Florida. It is truly a land of lakes, beautiful sparkling lakes nestled among the hills. Lake Placid proclaims that it is the "Caladium Capital of the World. It is also noted for the many, many murals on the walls of the stores and business buildings in town, a few of which we show you.

This cattle roundup scene is truly huge, and these are only a sampling of its immense panoramic view. The red and white steer jumping from the frame on the left always runs toward the viewer, no matter where he stands.

Even more amazing to me is the white steer facing you here in this picture, for no matter how far down the wall you walk, and no matter
the direction you walk, it turns its head to watch you. It is always facing you. Of course it's an illusion, but I've no idea how the artist accomplished this feat.

These two murals, along with others are near the main intersection in old downtown Lake Placid.

Interesting, interesting place.


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I have a hard time with the idea of a Lake Placid in Florida. It belongs in NY

Vee said...

Love the murals! I've never been to Lake Placid but it sounds like a great place to visit.

vanilla said...

Shark, the story here is that someone from Lake Placid NY moved down here and brought the name with him. (??)

Vee, these snaps are just a very small sample of the work. There are many, many murals.