In a posting back on June 19th, I featured the well-known local spot Yellow Dog Eats in one of my reviews. I like the place. A lot. Unique Eatery in Gotha is how the header begins, if you’d like to check it out. And yes, YDE truly does feature Fine Food and a Funky Feel. God, I can sure come up with cool titles, n’est-ce pas?

I just realized that one of the photos I took before the recent renovation of the outside turned out well. It also occurred to me that this scene is gone forever now that the renovations are complete.

So here it is. There are so many things all around Central Florida that have gone away, or in this case, have changed so thoroughly that a photo from not-so-long ago can never be repeated. Of course, that could be said about any photo; every moment in time and the experience of being in this place are unique and unrepeatable.

But when a well-known, public place is significantly changed or “goes away”, it can be striking to think that recapturing it in your retina or as a photograph is not even possible.

So here’s a pic from approximately two years ago of the patio area at YDE that we’ll never see again. The way the place looks now, post-renovation, is just fine. It functions better. (Getting rained on is no fun, even if you’re digging the scene around you.) But the look before was very cool. And except for going through my photos, I’ll never “see” it again.

 

Bulldog Ben, remembering when

 

Photo credit: Benjamin Lawrence Basile

 

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