There’s nothing quite like a great swamp. Luckily, there’s a very swampy swamp only few minutes from Kongo’s […]
So, the monkey took off to Florida for Spring Break because, why not? Everyone else goes to Florida […]
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is DISTANCE so Kongo has included a few distance images from travels over the past year. See more distance photos at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack blog and join the fun in her weekly theme challenges. The shot above is of downtown San Diego, California.
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A harbor seal enjoys the beach at La Jolla, California. See more beaches from Ailsa’s followers at her weekly blog theme site at Where’s My Backpack. Read on to see a few more of Kongo’s favorite beaches.
This photograph reminded me of getting lost in the details. It was taken at a fountain in downtown […]
The University of Tampa in downtown Tampa, Florida is host to one of the most unusual architectural buildings Kongo has seen in some time and was completely surprised to discover it during a business trip there this week. The former Tampa Bay Hotel was built by railroad magnate Henry Pant in 1888 as one of the premier anchors to his hotel line. The unique stainless steel minarets are fascinating to observe.
Kongo took a walk through Tampa’s historic Ybor City district this afternoon. Ybor City, just about a mile from downtown Tampa, was founded by immigrants from Cuba, Spain, and Italy in the 1880s. The industry of the day was cigar making and Ybor City immigrants rolled millions of cigars annually. You can still find places where they hand roll cigars even today and then sit down and smoke them with say a Cuba Libre under an umbrella on the sidewalk. (Kongo did this and it was great!)