As I understand it, the Cuban War of Independence in 1895 drove a lot of Cubans to Key West. They brought their cock-fighting roosters with them--a special breed--bred for aggression. In the 1970's cock-fighting became illegal and many of the roosters were released to the streets. They mixed with the local chickens already here creating our special colorful, noisy breed.
The Key West Cemetery is a fascinating place full of angels and iguanas.
This is the greatest bar in Key West--maybe in the world.
One of my favorite places in Key West is the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. It is such a joy to peer through the shady pines at the startlingly bright water and sky colors. This image tries to capture the moments before sunset when the winds come up and people assemble at the beach to watch the miracle happen again.