Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Back door

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This is the back entrance to the gated community of The Colony. I showed you the front entrance here. Not bad for the service access, is it ;-)

Speaking of which, the service industry is second only to tourism in Florida. Living large requires a lot of maintenance and support. Every day, through those gates, rolls an army of workers: pool cleaners, landscape architects, pet sitters, housemaids, caterers, handymen, exterminators, faux painters, carpet cleaners, air conditioning servicemen, the list goes on... Ironically, none of them live in Naples and most travel long distances, since there is a dire shortage of affordable housing in our county.

But that's a whole other post...

20 comments:

Jilly said...

Lovely photograph, Isabella. Love the palm trees soaring up to that bluest sky. Pretty amazing back entrance as you say.

Thankyou for passing by Menton DP earlier. I've left a response for you.

Jilly x

Olivier said...

essais d'un petit Haïku :
"Visiteur d'un jour,
Songe d’un paradis d’Eté
Derrière la Porte."

Photo superbe, qui fait rever (meme si aujourd'hui il faisait tellement beau que l'on a pris le cafe se midi en terrasse)



tests of small Haïku :
“One day Visitor,
Think of a paradise of Summer Behind the Door.“

Superb photograph, which makes dream (same if today the weather were so nice that one took the coffee midday in terrace)

Kate said...

The horizontal lines of the palms, hedges and flowers is very effective. Good comments about the workers; it seems to be a problem in too many places.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Beautiful park!! It looks like a movie set from the 1950s, and I'm expecting some singing and dancing.

denton said...

Beautiful photo and interesting explanation. I can dream of such a life however oersonally I think a community is better off if affordable housing is included in the mix.

Frank said...

Beautiful photo, it's nice to remember that it comes from someone's efforts.

Lessie said...

The composition is wonderful. Color, color, colr. The fountain is set up just right with the blue water.

isabella said...

Olivier - lovely haiku, and I envy you sitting on a terrace in Evry...

Ming - even though it looks park-like, it is just an entrance...

alice said...

We are in Naples, we could be in Rome...;-)

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freelancer said...

Great shot, one word : paradise :p

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Summer time is in each of your photo. I specially love colours and... Sky. What you said about workers it's worldwide dramatically true in nice places. Not a justification but a sad fact.

Chris & Deb said...

no matter the door into or out of Florida, on your daily photo blog it all just seems so close to heaven!

Rauf said...

Back entrance ? How beautiful the front entrance would be. Saturated blue sky is just lovely Isabella

Nathalie said...

I went back to see the front entrance and didn't find it as striking as the back entrance here (perhaps because the lighting wasn't as good in the first shot).

Very valuable comments about the life of those who work here.

And when I read from Ruth's comment yesterday that she heard some cool music, I turned my speakers on too. It was FANTASTIC, thanks !

Oya said...

What a beaty. I am packing my stuff and moving to Naples now...

Oya said...

Isabella, did you see the movie from Juliete Binoche and William Hurt? They changed their houses in Paris and New York for a while? We should do that:)

Kuanyin said...

We have a similar problem on Maui with affordable housing, and this is why so many migrate to the Mainland. There is a great need over here for people to work!

Curly said...

Picture perfect Isabella, like a postcard!

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