St. Augustine, Florida, is hosting a Picasso exhibit, direct from Spain. It's at the Visitor's Center and they revamped the building just to house the exhibit. It was one of the things on my list for our annual northeastern Florida trip. Sweetie and I were in Florida last week so we drove up to St. Augustine on Monday (April 22). It was a wet and windy day - enough so that the streets were fairly deserted and all the tourists were under cover of the trolleys, riding around the city instead of walking in the rain in a hoodie with the string tied tightly round my face to keep it from blowing off.
We were not allowed to take photos of the exhibit so the lady taking tickets shot this photo of us in front of the first sign.
The exhibit focuses on Picasso's obsession with bullfighting. It includes drawings, lithographs, prints, and even ceramics dealing with bulls, matadors and naked women (of course!). There were several school groups coming in as we left (good timing).
The exhibit runs through May, if you're in the area.
One of the highlights of visiting St. Augustine is entering the Kilwin's shop. Full of caramel apples, chocolate covered delights of all kinds, and ice cream. I had to bring back some salted caramels for my mother (for Mother's Day) and myself; and Sweetie and I shared one of their new delights:
An apple pie caramel apple!
It is a regular caramel apple (with a nice, tart apple under all the rich caramel), then it is dipped in a apple pie dough crunchy covering (tastes like a rich apple pie when you eat it and the apple pie dough keeps the caramel from being so sticky). YUM!!!
This interesting fountain was just outside the Visitor's Center so I had to take a photo.
Here's some information about the fountain.
And then Sweetie had to take a photo of me. I'm calling this one:
One of these things is not the same. :)
You can see it was not weather to have shorts and tees on - jeans, tee shirt and a hoodie for the day. Windy enough for three days (we arrived on Saturday evening), that the wind surfers were having a blast but everyone else was avoiding the beach and blowing mist.
Grey sky, grey water, the only color was in the wind surfers' sails. One very fit guy was doing jumps, spins and trying to turn upside down. He was documenting his efforts because he had on a hard helmet with a video camera on top.
The Sunshine State? Not the first few days!