Friday, July 6, 2007

Main Street, USA

I've been remiss in not showing you this sooner - historic 5th Ave South, downtown Naples. The heartbeat of the city, the quintessential Main Street.

But don't let that "small town charm" fool you. This is not Sheriff Taylor's Mayberry...Golly! This naturally beautiful district (full of banyan and poinciana trees) offers a cosmopolitan sophistication where you can indulge in epicurean delights in the many first class restaurants and bistro’s, browse in over 100 art galleries or shop for the latest in fashion.

All of that and you are only steps away from the beach...

16 comments:

Annie said...

You bring back memories for me, memories of walking down this street and finding a way to get to the beach from there. You're right, Naples is no Mayberry.

Olivier said...

je suis impressionné par le nombre de galerie d'art qui se trouve dans ta ville. Je te souhaite un bon weekend

I am impressed by the number of art gallery which is in your city. I wish you a good weekend

laurel said...

This reminds me of downtown Sarasota.

Rambling Round said...

A beautiful Main Street. So colorful, so tropical, so neat.

richard said...

That's a mighty narrow pavement (sidewalk) but I guess the banyans have priority. Wouldn't like to meet someone with a double-buggy coming the other way ;)

Moi said...

i was just gonna say what Laurel did....reminds moi of downtown Sarasota......guess, I need to visit Naples sometime, staying so close....

Peter said...

Now, this is again TOO nice (referring to recent housing discussions...!

No, but seriously, it really looks nice!

100 art galleries!! I would suggest some poor French artists I know to mover over to Naples! (I went to a vernissage yesterday; a lot of people, friends... few buyers.)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice main street. You must have been downtown for lunch, judging from the time.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Sonia said...

Beautiful avenue! Love so much those banyan tree!

Frank said...

Nice street but, I'd still be at the beach.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photo. Looks like a nice city.

Felicia said...

Beautiful street - I like the clock, the foliage, architecture, and the shopping!

Nikon said...

Very nice shot, looks like a very tidy spot :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

The colours are so Florida! Sunshine and Shopping!

magiceye said...

seems very laid-back..

JAM said...

Very pretty. I haven't gotten sick of the colorful building colors and awnings yet in our time in Fl. This kind of reminds me of the main strip in Vero Beach; pretty, but tough on a skinny wallet.