Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Seminole trading post and village at Silver Springs Park



One hundred and fifty years ago or so, the Seminole Indians lived in these parts. Along the Fort King River, they built villages and trading posts, such as what you see here. These are replicas of course, which you can view as you glide down the river in one of the boats from Silver Springs park.

19 comments:

Steve Harris said...

What an interesting place, looks like a great place to spend some time floating along the water.

melanie said...

Belle image !

Et nous, hommes "civilisés" nous avons tout détruit : les indiens, la nature, et bientôt la Terre.

magiceye said...

idyllic!

JM said...

Fantastic spot! A bit on the mysterious side.

cieldequimper said...

This has got to be the most interesting post yet, for me anyway. And of course, your photos are gorgeous, especially the second one.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lovely reflection!
Beautiful pictures Jacob!
thanks for sharing
Léia

Vogon Poet said...

Great! Wonderful place, amazing shots. The trees are incredible. I'll get a boat for sure.

nopham said...

We love to be here at Xmas time.

B Squared said...

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Gordon said...

Replicas or not; they make a great photo. It would be a wonderful place to visit.

Halcyon said...

Cool. Do people stay here?

Jacob said...

@ Halcyon - Nobody lives here...it's for the tourists.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Great post. This is a place I would love to visit even though they are replicas.

Lois said...

Beautiful shots Jacob! Of course I love anything Seminole! ;)

Jarart said...

It must have been a pleasant life for the Seminole when they lived there. Great shots as always.

susieofarabia said...

Wow! These pics are amazing. Those trees are totally awesome.

Kcalpesh said...

Too good. I should tell you.. this place is almost like the one I've always dreamt to be in or atleast visit! Awsome capture.!

myphotographer said...

Awesome photograph.

I love finding out about all these beautiful places in which people live, it's the next best thing to traveling.

As for the lightning picture you commented on, I'm fortunate as this is the view from my balcony and I quickly snapped about 7 shots whilst feeding my kids and getting ready (6:30am) and I was lucky that one turned out to be a cracker.

Jacob said...

@ myphotographer - Thanks for coming by! You certainly have a fantastic view from your balcony...still it is amazing that you were able to catch such a good lightning shot!

Have a great day!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson