On my short list of where I’d love to live someday has to be Sarasota, FL, and specifically the picturesque downtown area. Who wouldn’t love an arts- and food-focused community with a yacht harbor at the end of downtown’s Main St.? My sister’s lived in the Sarasota area for a long time and my parents spent a few years living in a high-rise condo overlooking the yacht harbor, so I’ve had lots of visits to this gem on Florida’s west coast.
After an amazing meal at the Columbia Restaurant in St. Armand’s Circle, I parked and wandered around Sarasota’s downtown area for a few hours, for probably the 8th or 9th time. Yet I never get tired of it. Not an easy area to photograph, but hopefully the images below will give you a small taste of Sarasota.