Carnival Victory — Key West

Hard Rock Café, Key West

Ursula and I love Key West. It’s just a naturally charming and photographically fun place to visit. This was the first of our two stops aboard the Carnival Victory. And, yes, people did in fact bring aboard the ship liquor purchased in Key West for confiscation and return at the end of the voyage. To understand that reference you can read the whole sordid tale at Touring the Carnival Victory — And Why Carnival can suck it on any future cruises.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Duval Street

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Disembarking at the cruise pier places you at Mallory Square. This area is rife with interesting things to photograph. Here’s the old Customs building, which now houses the Key West Art & Historical Society:

Key West Customs Building

There are several interesting statues in the area. Here is “Contact” by J. Seward Johnson:

“Contact” by J. Seward Johnson

Housing the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is the Souvenir Bank Vault dating back to 1891:

Souvenir Bank Vault, Duval Street

One of the more picturesque buildings near Mallory Square has to be the Shipwreck Treasure Museum:

Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Shipwreck Treasure Museum

If you stick to Duval Street going south, and then return to the cruise dock via Whitehead Street, here are some additional sights along the way:

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Museum

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Museum

Southernmost Point Buoy

Key West “Shotgun” Houses

The Bull/The Whistle Bar

Key West charmer

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