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Archive for March 9th, 2009

Bok Tower Gardens: Lake Wales, Florida

Monday, March 9th, 2009


Finally I have photos and photos and more photos, of maybe the most beautiful place we went in Florida just over a week ago. We went to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. That is where I was in the photo with Brian’s three aunts, that I posted while we were still in Florida.

Note: If you click the tower photo above, it will blow up to about 1000×1000 pixels to show detail. This will not be advisable if you have a slow Internet connection. The tiny photos all link to larger ones but with a maximum 400 pixels in any direction (like the next 2 images), so clicking on those should work for all but perhaps those with a dial-up connection.


It is the highest elevation in Florida, or so we were told. The state is remarkably flat for the most part, but we got a nice view where we could see Lakeland, not quite 30 miles away.

Here’s Brian at that spot:bokgardenbrianoutlook.jpg

I love heights and views, probably because I was raised where you have no view unless you are in a tall building (and there are precious few of those). I enjoyed this viewing area, but the rest of the gardens were impressive in very different ways.

I have so many photos I will put most of them here in small thumbnail format. If you click on any of the small ones, you will see them larger. Just hit “back” to get to this post again, for the next click. Enjoy!