February 17, 2010

The View From My Window: Day Ten

Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island, Sarasota

This Wyland wall was one of his early murals, for the then-new location of one of the premier oceanography laboratories in the world. They moved here from humble digs on Turtle Beach when tidal forces threatened the building near the gulf. Currents were carrying away the sand decades ago; now they have sealed the gap—Midnight Pass—between two keys which have become one. One can only adapt with the tides.


Ur-spo said...

Trying to block the natural erosion of keys is an expensive and ultimately futile endeavor. They are continually in movement.

Blobby said...

I was down w/the Wyland stuff for a while, but it all begins to look the same.

I swear this is the one in CLE except for the palm trees, of course.

Wait - hey sealed Midnight Pass? Seriously? Guess they're going to have to change the name of THAT road!

David said...

Catching up on all the views. Sounds like it has been a wonderful trip, if not as balmy as you may have hoped.