Monday, August 20, 2007

Cayo Hueso


Eviva Mexico? No, no... I'm not in Mexico ! I'm still here in Key West. I captured these wonderful cactus plants in a side street in Key West.

By the way: "Cayo Hueso" is Spanish for "Island of Bones". The history tells, when Ponce de Leon first arrived at Key West, the island was littered with bones from the Indians who had lived here. The term "Key" is most likely an Anglicization of Cayo. It isn't clear if "West" is derived from Hueso (pronounced way-so) or if the term "West" has to do with the geographical location of Key West.


6 comments:

GAWO said...

Hi, I learn something new every day.

Sue's Daily Photos said...

I'm glad you discover some interesting "stuff" on my site, GAWO!:-))

Wildlife forums said...

Very interesting, and great photo!

Anna Lozyk Romeo said...

Sue, this is so original shot. Very nice. Amazing how you come up with these wonderful photographs, and nice blog post.
Anna :)

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Hi, just wanted to let you know that the English sound "ay" does not exist in any of the Latin-based languages. In other words, only North Americans pronounce the word café as "cafay." The rest of the world pronounces it "cah-feh."

Hueso should be pronounced "weh-soh."

I enjoy your photography greatly.

Sue's Daily Photos said...

Thanks to:

Anna and Fenix


for commenting on my site!

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