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PHOTO - American Pride Atop the Fishingest Bridge

I pledge allegiance to the flag that allows such a colorful community, as Matlacha, to organically grow out of the Southwest Florida soil and shell fill.  Invigorating, to stand atop this Fishingest Bridge in its final days, awash in passing time and changing ways, bombarded by the aesthetic ugliness of construction, sensing the sound of driven pilings, witnessing the birth of a new bridge, the death of the old, as the salty Gulf wind wilds through my hair.  Not far off, Old Glory, unchanged for years upon years, rides and ripples, thrashing flexibly in the winds of change.

Fishingest Bridge over Matlacha Pass Florida


-- photography and writing by Eric Taubert

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