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Thursday, June 29, 2017

On Location: Bradenton Beach, Florida

The Sarasota area won't disappoint coastline explorers looking for cool community character with a sense of authenticity. After sketching on Coquina Beach (see previous post), we motored north to Bradenton Beach, a small island community with a quaint, compact village center.  The landmark clock tower shown here is visible from the main road, and pulled us off the highway (as it was designed to do) and through the village to the historic Bridge Street Pier.  We found some shade and cool drinks, and captured the scene shown here, while meeting a number of other travelers and local characters in the process.

The clock tower is on the waterfront at the foot of Bridge Street, making it a highly visible landmark for locals and travelers.






5 comments:

  1. you'll need to plan a workshop for the DFW USkers to make a group trip!

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  2. Looks great and very inviting! I'm hoping this post will make it through!!!

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  3. I bought your book. She's wonderful. Thank you for your work.

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  4. It is interesting to see how you simplified the scene and took perspective out of the equation. Looks great

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  5. We don't go to Florida often in the winter, but when we do, that's where we go. Great to see your sketches.

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