|The Fire Eater, from The Key West Chronicles, photograph by Shannon Finney, Key West, Florida, March 2013|
One week in Key West, Florida is hardly enough time to take in all of the
wonderful places and people this small island has to offer. On our first
full day in Key West, though, after a generous serving of key lime pie, we
made way for Mallory Square, the center of Key West's historic waterfront, for
the sunset celebration. Hundreds of tourists and locals pile into the square,
awaiting the sunset, while being entertained by the street performers who
stalk the square, in a ritual that is part carnival midway and Cirque du Soleil.
I had never seen so many fire eaters in one spot, with their raspy barking
calling out to passersby to come and see their show.
|For Your Entertainment, from The Key West Chronicles, photograph by Shannon Finney, Key West, Florida, March 2013|