The Holy Land in Orlando

Holy Land in Orlando, Florida

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I visited Holy Land in Orlando, Florida.  It was a surreal experience.  Having grown up in a fairly religious family, a visit to a magical world where Jesus was the main source of entertainment was interesting, to say the least.  These are the photos from my trip.  My […]

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Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island

Sunset on Honeymoon Island

It’s the middle of the week, so I thought it might be a good time to share another dose of warmth from Florida. This time I am sharing with you photos from a recent trip I took to Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island, both located just outside of Clearwater, Florida. Think warm thoughts, New York!

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Yeehaw Junction, Florida

Sign front at Yeehaw Junction

Happy new year, everyone!  As you can tell from my Instagram (@KellyWPhotog), I am still on vacation in Florida.  As such, I have been slow to get back to the social media grind.  I thought I might ease into the regular blog schedule by sharing a few photos from Florida with you.

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The 2015 Pasco County Fair: Babies and Bull Riding

The county fair championship rodeo, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Of all the wacky fairs I have attended during my visit to Florida, the Pasco County Fair was by far the best.  A cute baby contest, full rodeo, and wild amusement rides — need I say more?

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Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

Enjoy these photos from tonight’s Sant’ Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City.  The parade is one of the final events for the Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.

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Tampa’s Thai Temple: The Wat Mongkolratanaram

A woman walks outside the Wat Mongkolratanaram, as photographed by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

With the coldest air of the season beating down on New York City, I thought sharing photos from one of Tampa’s most serene spaces was in order.  Welcome to the Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, a Buddhist temple located alongside the Palm River near Brandon.  The ‘wat,’ or monastery temple, was established in its present location […]

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The Florida State Fair

A carnival history display at the Florida State Fair, photographed by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Yesterday, my mother and I visited the Florida State Fair.  For a city girl like myself, this was an introduction to the country life, complete with livestock competitions, homemade concoctions, and everything you would ever need to decorate your house à la Little House on the Prairie.

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Gasparilla 2015: Pirates Invade Tampa

Tampa celebrates Gasparilla 2015, by NYC photojouralist, Kelly Williams.

Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.

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The Road to Micanopy, Florida

Photos of Micanopy, Florida by NYC wedding, event, and portrait photographer Kelly Williams

Happy new year, everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying a little ‘down time’ — I certainly am.  I’m spending time with my family in Florida, and we recently took a trip to Jacksonville to visit with my aunt and cousins.  The trip was great, especially the side trip to a little town called Micanopy.  […]

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