Friday, September 23, 2011

FMTSO- My Town Sepia

Downtown Bradenton  UPDATE from SuperPages.com on Bradentons History.
Located on the Manatee River, Bradenton is the seat of Manatee County in Florida. The area is believed to have been discovered by the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto, who landed at Shaw's Point in 1539 to begin his 4,000 mile search for El Dorado. However, the city takes its name from Dr. Joseph Braden, the sugarcane magnate who settled in the area in 1853. According to local legends, Braden's fort-like home and sugar mill served as a refuge for early settlers against frequent attacks from Native Americans.
This week Friday My Town Shoot Out, was choice of Sepia or Black and White. This is some of our local architecture that I admire.
 Downtown Bradenton
 Neighborhood home
 Out in the country
 Out at Anna Maria Island Beach

To see more Sepia today or to join in go to Friday My Town Shoot Out and link up with  us.


32 comments:

Snapper II said...

Great sepia photo's I like the one of the pub.

LC said...

Sepia makes your building images look so historic. And I guess they are historic--your history!

Kim, USA said...

Love to see old town and old houses. They have more character than the new ones. Happy weekend!

FMTSO

TexWisGirl said...

oh yes! like the sepia! :)

Mama-Bug said...

Wow, Sandra great job with these photos! I love them all! Have a great weekend!

Remington said...

These pictures are AWESOME! I love them! You do a great job!

Bagman and Butler said...

The sepia affect make these buildings look older than some of them - not all, probably - are. It lends a real historic feeling to them. I like it.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Sandra, enjoyed this look around your town. We have friends who also live in Bradentown so who knows maybe one day when we visit (never been to their home) we can tour the town together - with camera, of course!

EG Wow said...

All are wonderful in sepia, Sandra!

missing moments said...

Sandra, that was so much fun to see Bradenton and Anna Maria! That Lost Kangaroo Pub looks interesting.

Chatty Crone said...

I like the sepia effect.
I enjoyed the history lesson.
And I do think it was settled with a little Spanish motif.
Sugar cane - very interesting.
Love your pics.
Have A GREAT WEEKEND
sandie

SweetMarie said...

Your header is so cute!
Thanks for the history on Bradenton, very interesting! Love the sepia effect!

Rebecca said...

Architecture is a great choice for B&W.

Ginny said...

I love that beach house!!!!! I have never seen terraces designed like that. The house with those tree trunks around it is so strange, I think that would freak me out a bit. LOVE your header, the squirrels are eating up all the flowers!

What Karen Sees said...

I love the warm sepia you have used to highlight your town. The buildings look so inviting. This is a place I would love to visit.

S. Etole said...

These are fun and cast a warm glow on the buildings.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Sepia is so perfect for these pictures. I think I look more at the details when the colour is taken away.

Snapper II said...

Beautiful sepia pictures. I have not been looking at the blog much while at the beach. I looked back today to the last one I had seen. All good, especially the ones of your babies.

Love, Madeline

Catherine said...

Very cool photos Sandra!

Happy Weekend!
xo Catherine

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Great shots! The old county home looks to be in need of repair. I hope it makes it through another winter.

Have a nice day Sandra and thanks for your recent comment on my Bounty Hunters post.

~Ron

Ann said...

I had a cousin who used to live in Bradenton
Very cool shots, I've always liked the look of sepia

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like your town photos! Black and white is pretty....what a history

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Loved your post. Great narrative and perfect photos. It all goes together so well.
QMM

Pauline said...

You chose shots suit sepia so well! I had a smile thinking about just how lost that kangaroo was, it deserved a pub to be named after it.

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, that kangaroo was really lost!

Cool shots! That's quite a variety of architecture. I like the out in the country place, it would make a great weekend getaway spot. LOL!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thought I'd have to come back in the morning..this series is great and I like the nice warm tones in sepia I enjoy the country houses with big porches! Your dogs are cute below as well and I especially like the one with the cardinal!!

Rose said...

Love these in sepia...I have not done any sepia shots in ages.

Deb said...

I love the sepia...

DawnTreader said...

Well that kangaroo must have got seriously lost to end up in Florida! LOL Great photos!

Jama said...

I love the first one, it look great in serpia!

Doreen said...

nice look around where you live in sepia. I must say the first shot is my fav though. love the name!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful