If you've followed my blogs for a while you know I cannot resist these street-side maidens (and sometimes beaus) who spend countless hot, humid days standing along some of our busiest roadways. Virtually forgotten as they go about their trade, rain or shine - mainly lots of shine - spewed by engine exhaust, they all try to grab our attention for a product, a store, a workout joint or costume jewelry outlet. Their pay is extremely low, zero, so their attitude and overall demeanor is what ultimately spells success or failure. Having paid no attention to what this gal was liquidating, I'm guessing it's long, sparkling evening wear. But it's really about her. And her many brothers and sisters, trying their very best with a wooden expression, and steely glare, pursed lips saying so much without uttering a single word. It's obvious they are all trying to communicate the same thing: "Take me inside already. Put me back in a window where I belong. I am not one of those kinds of girls you can put out on the street. And, get some shoes on me. Please!"
I am pleased to welcome a new follower to Tampa Florida Photo: Mel Gilbert, who lives in Ocoee, Florida. (Ocoee is in central Florida, just east of beautiful
Retired from the U.S. Navy and teaching (high school history - yeh!) Mel takes us on a photo adventure of the U.S. and C