Nov 162011
 

Note on the roof is a walk way known as a widow’s walk. From this spot you can see out over the ocean. So named as the wives of sailors would stand up there looking over the horizon for the return of their husbands ships. Many never came back, hence the name widow’s walk.

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Capt. Fritter

  2 Responses to “Key West gingerbread house…widows walk…”

  1. beautiful. you captured the light and shade just beautifully.
    we have widow’s walks in new england. . . i never realized
    they’re also found in the south. i suppose they’re wherever
    men went to sea. . . and we stayed behind . . . watching.

    • Salvage operators also used to watch for any ships that may run aground on the reef. Then they would head out and “liberate” the cargo.