SWFL Photos

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

Join Southwest Florida Barometer on Facebook: SWFL Barometer Fanpage

Join Southwest Florida Barometer on Twitter: @erictaubert

Subscribe to the Southwest Florida Barometer Newsletter: SWFL Barometer Newsletter

OneNews Banner


SWFL Businesses

Barometer Media

Owned and operated locally. Barometer Media is the publisher of several community-based websites dedicated to exploring the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida with passion and compassion, honesty and respect, good insight and good humor.

Read More

Southwest Florida Real Estate

Are you a Realtor in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and the Islands?

Contact Us today - we could link to your listings from right here!

Find us on Facebook

Become a fan today and take part in the discussions. We've also integrated the ability to comment on our articles on this website using your Facebook account. Let your opinions on the place we live be heard.

Read More