Photo of the Week!
F 4; 1/400; 200mm.
Shot in Jacksonville, Florida.
This entry in to the “Photo of the Week!” series features an architectural juxtaposition in Jacksonville, Florida; thanks to its status as one of the premier spring break destinations in the eastern United States, it’s been buzzing with tourists over the past few weeks. The city has more to offer though than just watering holes and cheap motels, and it’s been growing as a business hub in recent years. With lax state tax laws, decent-enough weather (Jacksonville doesn’t get rocked by hurricanes like Miami does, for example, but it’s still pretty swampy and humid), and reasonable costs of living all in a favorable, well-connected location, white collar workers and corporations are flocking to the region. While some might criticize Jacksonville’s “central business district” as bleak — the skyscraper here is indeed pretty charmless — there is, like in any up-and-coming town, a flourishing creative scene.
Should you be in the area for a conference (Jacksonville prides itself on its meeting-hosting abilities, and with so many large corporations based in the city, you might find yourself there for professional reasons) or a vacation, know that there’s more than office buildings and beaches. The colorful row homes here certainly aren’t alone, and tasty restaurants and interesting galleries (among other things) await those who seek them out.
Click here to read about some must-do activities in Jacksonville (as written by the city’s tourism board).