Thursday, November 19, 2009
Old School - Key West Style
The place has some incredibly beautiful properties, but they're usually owned by someone with a lot of money. The locals, Conchs, tend to be a bit more modest.
When I was out walking that one day, I was expecting a bit of that scruffy look but this was something of a shock to me. This was one of the old schools in Key West. I used to work for the School District in Philadelphia, and while they had some buildings that were old, they weren't typically abandoned - money was too tight. Here was this building that I have to assume was a high school at one point just walked away from. It reminded me of a place in one of those post apocalyptic movies that you'd have people huddled against zombies with wires draped from the ceilings - all on a multiple acre lot that could be sold for literally millions.