The original Winter Park train station was built in 1890. This is the 2013 version. As a pedestrian, not needing to ride the rails, I can only attest to the spiffy bathrooms. The train station is located in the heart of Winter Park and when nature calls, it is a nice place to stop.
For those of you unfamiliar with Winter Park, it is a posh retreat near Orlando, Florida. I like it because of the stately homes and moss covered trees. But mostly because of these...
Tarts from the Croissant Gourmet! My favorite one is the blueberry tart in the middle.
My least favorite thing is this...
A 320 foot sinkhole! I'm terrified of sinkholes. My husband always teases me about it. If there is a new sinkhole report on the news, I stop in my tracks, glued to the tube. We do spend quite a bit of time in Florida after all. We could be devoured by the earth in our sleep someday. Gulp. Luckily, the above sinkhole happened in the 1980's.
Peacocks are a theme at the train station.
But I only saw an osprey outside the station, enjoying a filet o' fish.
Here's an even better osprey shot at a Friday fish fry, on Lover's Key, Florida.
Besides ospreys, there are lots of restaurants that serve fish on a plate, instead of a tree branch. There are fancy shops, which I avoid. But there's also a nice home tour...
Casa Feliz had a visiting crane.
Two of them in fact. Plus tourists.
The home was designed by Architect James Gamble Rodgers. And on Fridays in Winter Park, you can gaze at Tiffany Glass for free at the Morse Museum
To peruse a previous blog post about Winter Park and its lakes and canals, click here.
Winter Park. It's for when you are sick of theme parks!
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