Saturday, August 30, 2014

My Town in Three Photos - Jacksonville

by Lucie Ulrich
At 885 sq miles, Jacksonville, Fl, is the largest city in land area in the contiguous Unites States. It boasts a population of 821,784, according to the 2012 census.

Situated along the St. Johns River, Jacksonville is known for its many bridges. It is a major port city, and proud military town. Naval Air Station Jacksonville is located four miles from the city’s business district, while Naval Station Mayport is located at the mouth of the St. Johns River.  

In the early 20th century, when Hollywood hadn’t quite come into the picture, Jacksonville was known as the Winter Filmmaking Capital of the world. Movies are still made here, though not to the degree they had been years earlier. Every year since 2003, the Jax Film Fest is held either downtown, or in one of the surrounding historical areas.



  1. Lovely pictures, Lucie! I love the then-and-now views of the Modis building. I love living near the water, too - but yours is probably a lot warmer! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Jeff and Patricia. My husband is the photographer. It's nice because the river is five minutes away, and the beach less than fifteen minutes. :)

  3. Lovely photos Lucie! I especially like the black and white one with the Ketch in the foreground!

  4. Thank you, Krysten and Yolanda. Wish I had my husband's eyes. :) Yolanda, I can see why that picture is a favorite of yours.