Lovely Image of Flame Tree in Key West
This beautiful picture of the scarlet flowering Red Royal Poinciana tree in Key West, Florida, is a wonderful magnetic photo to keep on your refrigerator as a perfect souvenir from Florida. This rare tropical tree is not found in very many places in the U.S., and is an iconic image of lovely Key West, one of many spectacular sights around the country's southernmost city.
Key West is often nicknamed "Paradise, USA," a moniker that seems quite suitable when you are strolling along golden sand beaches in sight of the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, swaying palms, and the gorgeous Red Royal Poinciana tree. The historical Old Town district provides its own beautiful scenery with fantastic Victorian mansions such as the Southernmost Inn and the Little White House.
Interesting Visitors and Residents of Key West
Many famous people have deemed Key West their own personal paradise and chosen to make the island their summer vacation home, such as President Harry S. Truman and his Little White House. Ernest Hemingway is known to have spent a great deal of time soaking up the south Florida sun and enjoying the scenery of Key West. Tennessee Williams lived in a lovely beach cottage in Key West for more than 30 years writing his famous plays.
King Juan Carlos of Spain visited Key West many times in his youth, enjoying the splendor of the spectacular southern island and the friendliness of the people of Key West. Presidents, actors, writers, millionaires and other notable celebrities have discovered that Key West is truly a paradise. However, you don't have to be someone famous to come to Key West. Don't miss the spectacular Sunset Celebration, and be sure to visit the buoy marker for the Southernmost Point.