Tuesday, April 6, 2010

On Silver Springs Boulevard

28 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

The colors really jump out -- nice shot.

Don and Krise said...

Perhaps a good place to stop and pick up a snack?

tapirgal said...

This looks more countrified than your usual Ocala. It's sad to see regionalism go. I'm glad they're still around.

Olivier said...

beaucoup de couleur et surtout beaucoup de publicite ;) mais il faut bien vivre

Jim Klenke said...

We have lots of those here.

Allison said...

I just busted through my king sized sombrero that I got on a choir trip to San Antonio in my senior year of high school, (only a few years ago;)! Do you think you could pick another up for me please, Jacob? You're just the BEST!

Halcyon said...

Cute. Do they sell tacos here too?

We have a Mexican store called la Guadalupe. But I always thought that was an island owned by the French!

brattcat said...

You really do document the many faces of Florida. Good one, Jacob.

Jacob said...

@ Allison - My dear Allison, I went to the store, told them your story, and when the owner stopped laughing, he said, wiping tears from his eyes, "Madre de Dios! When Allison was a senior in high school? Senor, that was sooooo long ago!!! I theenk I was in her class, but too many years have flown, I cannot remember.

"Ah, senor, por favor, tell Ms. Allison they haven't made king-sized sombreros for 40-50 years! I could get her a nice serape, though. How 'bout a taco?"

Well, dear Allison, obviously I was getting nowhere, so I bade him farewell with a hearty "Adios!" and a "Hasta la vista!"

I don't think he heard me, though, as he was rolling on the floor laughing, saying over and over again, "Madre de dios! When Allison was in high school? Madre de Dios!"

Unseen Journey said...

Beautiful and fantastic shot !!! Great post !!

B SQUARED said...

Only mild peppers for me, Jacob. And light on the tequila, too.

Hilda said...

He can set up shop here and no one would ever know he's not Filipino. ;)

Small City Scenes said...

Allison, Jocob is juss funnin with you. A floridian habit---I know you were in High school only last week.
Jacob--rilly!!! MB

Jarart said...

This looks like an interesting stop. Is it in the country or close in to the city?
I wanted to ask if you knew the price of the place in your post from yesterday?

Marie-Noyale said...

I would have thought this to be in .. New Mexico!!

Los Angeles Suburbia said...

What a wonderful capture of colors and contrasts.

The all in one store...there are a few of those here, too.

EG Wow said...

Looks like there's quite a variety of items that can be purchased there.

Lois said...

A little bit of everything going on there! Nice find.

Small City Scenes said...

Re: comment on day4plus: My thought exactly!!! MB

cieldequimper said...

What DON'T they sell? I mean, even Western Union, amazing!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Many of the patrons of this place are immigrants (legal and illegal) from places like Mexico and Western Union is critical for they wire money home on a regular basis...

VP said...

Are the owners two cousins?

Per Stromsjo said...

A Mexican store! What's in it for me?

Jarart said...

Thanks for the info on the house prices, Jacob. Check out my post tomorrow to see why I was wondering.

bfarr said...

That's what I call 'one stop shopping'.

Per Stromsjo said...

I wouldn't mind trying a spicy dish. And since I can't paddle anyhow I might hang around here for dessert as well.

JM said...

Los Primos! Me encanta el nombre, olé! LOL! I like the name of the shop! :-)

Rose said...

I like shots like this, though I never seem to take them. Years from now they will hold so much interest for people. It is like capturing a moment in time.

"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