Sunday, May 20, 2012

Steampunk Stroll Through St. Augustine

Yesterday was the second steampunk stroll through St. Augustine, organized by the Central Florida Steampunk Association. The turnout was really good for this event, with people coming from several different cities. Our gathering place to begin the walk, was the St. Augustine Textiles shop and to show our appreciation to the shop owner, he was presented with a laminated certificate of thanks.

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The men of CFSA:
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The Ladies of CFSA:
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All together now:
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Our group was so big, that we split up at lunch time. Thirteen of us, and a 2 1/2 month old baby, went to the Columbia restaurant for lunch. The 190, Cuban inspired decor went very well with our costumes.

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After lunch, we met up again with the rest of our people and continued exploring.

Posting a lookout, to find a few of our members we had misplaced:
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St. George Street always has interesting live entertainment. Yesterday, the Columbia Restaurant had an outdoor stage where Flamenco dancers were preforming.

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I really enjoyed this musician's playing and his sense of humor.

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St. Augustine is a fun place to go shopping with steampunks. We are never the only people in costumes.

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There are stores full dangerous knives and swords,

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a really fantastic hat shop,

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and a vintage clothing store run by the nicest, most helpful little old lady you could imagine.

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As usual, Blaze made some new friends.

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Okay, poking someone repeatedly may not be the best way to make friends.

Some people may even seek revenge.
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He was not the only child, though.

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The two boys bonded over their shared love of video games.

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2 comments:

Lady M said...

Oooooh, I'm envious! What great fun! Everybody looks amazing. There's nothing like a stroll with good friends in Steampunk regalia!
We LOVE St. Augustine. I can almost smell the homemade rolls from the little bakery in the courtyard behind the chocolate store, just down the way from the oldest schoolhouse. I hope it wasn't too hot yet.

Crescent Moon said...

The weather was perfect.
We didn't go to the Spanish bakery on this trip, but it is wonderful!
We had a lot of fun and got a lot of attention while we walked around.

Crafty Crow