For Prohibited, I submit photos of the Sanibel fishing houses, which in some’s view should not exist. What I mean, is that regulations were passed that said you could not build them, and these could not be sold or could not be rebuilt if anything would happen to them. And of course, hurricane Charlie happened, and of course, the owners started to rebuild. The resulting lawsuit, resulted in the owners winning because of how the law was written. The building structure might have been gone but the expense of sinking the pylons was the greatest part and since those still existed, the majority of the value was still there, thus allowing the owners to still maintain these fishing houses and rebuild them. But the state is watching..
This theme, I am using just 4 photos of gowns from Leigh Ann Brown’s “Portrait of a Bride, an Evolving Silhouette” presentation to the Valencia Lakes Women’s Club covering wedding gowns from 1879 to present. I picked the older gowns as these might not be something you would have seen before. This was a very well detailed presentation on how women’s fashion changed with the times including the impact of war and financial changes. Some of these were from a time when you stitched your own gown.