Posts Tagged ‘antiques’

The Antiques of Arcadia, Florida

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
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Arcadia appreciates old stuff.

Arcadia Florida has been voted the best antiquing town in all of Florida by Florida Monthly Magazine. This Central West Florida town boasts more than 20 antique shops in a four block radius and a sizable antique fair on the fourth Saturday of every month (except December, when it is the third Saturday). If you take antiquing seriously, consider booking a room in an Arcadia, Florida, Bed and Breakfast. You’ll have the time of your life.

A Few of Arcadia’s Antique Shops: (more…)

Tarpon Springs: Greeks and Sponges

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Tarpon Springs was settled by enterprising Greek immigrants at the end of the 19th century. Located at the mouth of the Anclote River in Central West Florida, Tarpon Springs was an ideal place for them to practice sponge diving, a trade their families had practiced for generations in Greece.

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Sponge diving is alive and well in Tarpon Springs.

Indeed, sponges were abundant in the Gulf of Mexico at the turn of the 20th century, and Tarpon Springs thrived. Dodecanese Street, where shops and eateries face rows of docks, positively bustled with activity. So long as the sponges were healthy and numerous, so were the businesses of Tarpon Springs. (more…)

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