Photos of Historic Orlando

Recently I learned of Orlando’s Historic Preservation Board’s call for entries for their 2011 Historical Preservation calendar. Every year they feature a set number of historical locations in Orlando in this calendar. This year they’ve chosen to feature the Holden-Parramore district which the city has been putting work into cleaning up the area which is definitely among Orlando’s troublesome low income areas. Despite this, it was very inspirational to go out and do a bit of different photography for a change. There’s something very intriguing about historical locations. As I worked on this project I found myself digging before and after to try to learn a bit more about the five featured historical locations in this district. I’ve elected to share a slideshow from flickr (below) of the photos I took. With each photo you’ll find “information” if you care to learn more about the locations (just click on “show info” at the top right). If you’d prefer you may go directly to flickr and take a look at the images in my Historic Orlando photo set where you may find learning more about the locations a little easier.

The biggest challenge I will have is deciding the three to send on to the Historic Preservation Board so if you have a flickr account and care to leave comments of your favorites I’d love to hear everyone’s opinions. I certainly have my own favorites but I must admit it’s tough to pick just three!

A big thanks to VCC alumni, Wendy Johnson, who joined me at sunrise to take photos of these historic sites. Given the area of Orlando we were in it was definitely great to have a fellow photography enthusiast with! I’m sure she may have some of her own photos to share soon too. (I can’t wait to see your photos Wendy!)

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July 1, 2010 - 8:47 am

Mandy - These are awesome. I love the color shots. Although the black and white/sepia shots lend a historic feel, I like the thought of preserving the area as it is, color and all, through the photos. :)

July 1, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Wendy - Wow Amanda! I’m afraid to show you my photos! These are great!

September 1, 2010 - 1:32 am

David Rengifo - Hi, like some of these shots, specially the stair case or steps up ply wood door and the red bars on corner window.

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