Thursday, April 5, 2018

Eola Park #blogboost #AtoZChallenge

Orlando, Florida is well known for its theme parks.

But how many people venture into other parts of Orlando?

Don't let the traffic of this city (and I can't lie - it's terrible) stop you.  Come along with me (and my spouse) for a January's Sunday morning drive to Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.

There is an urban skyline....

Red Chinese Ting at Lake Eola, built in 1988 to celebrate the friendship between Orlando and a sister city in China.
Water birds and cypress trees.

More water, and more birds.

Pigeons. 
Man made rainbow. (the Walt Disney Amphitheater)  painted like a rainbow in commemoration of the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016.  In this landmark, one can listen to music while others nearly sun themselves or enjoy the park in other ways.

A Sunday farmer's market. 


Don't pass a gem like this park by, if you are in the area.

"E" day on the #BloggingfromAtoZChallenge.  My theme "Florida Outside the Theme Parks".

Day five of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost.

16 comments:

  1. One year we drove the kids to Florida for Easter break. We arrived in Tampa on Sunday and I could not believe the traffic. And it seemed like no one had a clue of how to drive. It took forever to get to St. Petersburg.

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  2. Beautiful pictures!! You're right - it's easy to just focus on Disney and miss the rest of it.

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  3. I have friends who relocated from Long Island to Tampa, and they make fun of Florida traffic and Florida drivers.

    I love your photos of the birds.

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  4. visiting from A to Z! Great topic and I look forward to reading more!

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  5. I'm not a amusement park person, although I would like to see what they did with the Harry Potter since I'm a Harry Potter fan. I wish I'd know what you write here in my one visit to Orlando. it would have been fun.

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  6. Not enough there to entice me to take yet another trip to Orlando. I consider it somewhere between gate 1 and gate 7. (The gates to Hell, of course.)

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  7. What a beautiful city! I had no idea!!

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  8. Good post - I have to confess that we went on a family holiday to Orlando...and just visited the theme parks!
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  9. There definitely is a lot of traffic around there but well worth fighting it to see all of this, great photos as usual...

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  10. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for the virtual tour. It was most enjoyable after that wind storm yesterday!

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  11. What a beautiful park!
    Ps-Sailing is by Christopher Cross!!

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  12. I have lived in Orlando for over a year now and I have yet to visit Eola park, driven past it many times before a symphony or basketball game though. My assistant lives in an apartment downtown so she spends allot of time there at all their public events like yoga, farmers markets, and her favorite seem to be the art classes. <3

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  13. Alana,

    Lovely park. We have not visited Orlando but while DH was unemployed a few years ago a company from there was interested in him. We gave it serious thought and had nothing come along then we might be living there now.

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  14. Hi Alana, glad to see you back in the challenge again! I enjoyed touring Orlando with you in pictures. They are beautiful!

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