Never been to Florida before, so this will be my first time. Fort Lauderdale, first time I heard about this place is when I started digging jazz music, found one of the best bass player Jaco Pastorius from Fort Lauderdale, unique personality, genius musician, with manic acts, and he really good, though I play guitar, but I always like to hear his music. He end up tragically becoming homeless in New York City, lived on street, played his bass guitar on park, with his hazard look, imagine he is one of the greatest bass player. Then he went back to Fort Lauderdale to start all over, he was killed after a fight incident in a bar. You can check it out his tribute website here.
©Pieter Sienatra Photography 2009
From Fort Lauderdale, we drove down to Key West, beautiful places, tropical breeze, amazing blue sky with superb clouds. Key Lime, can’t miss that, the drink and pie. Remind me of my home town beaches in Ambon, Indonesia. We circled around the island with a Jet Ski, feel the waves and enjoying the bright weather. I never try the panorama picture, since most of my picture is people, this time I give a try, using the tools of photoshop stitching. It came great and easy. Trip to Key West will always be remember.
Tomorrow I’m heading to Fort Lauderdale, not on a special mission for Jaco, it just happen to be my first stop, and I would like to feel the air and the atmosphere of my favorite musician home town.