Saturday, December 21, 2013
Weeki Wachee Springs (in Weeki Wachee, Florida) has been the home to famous underwater "mermaid" shows since 1947. Unlike some other classic Florida attractions (Cypress Gardens, for instance), you can still enjoy a visit to Weeki Wachee.
I love this vintage shot of a sign, with a very 1940's-looking bathing beauty featured on top.
The mermaids stay underwater for long periods of time thanks to air provided through hoses. Or gills, in some cases.
Looks like this fetching swimmer is about to enjoy a lovely underwater picnic. Soggy bread comes with the territory. A bottle of orange soda sits nearby… I guess you can get thirsty, even surrounded by thousands of gallons of crystal-clear water.
Another mermaid reaches out to a nearby fishy friend… I love the amused expression on her face.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Weeki Wachee Springs!