Scenic USA - Florida

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Lake Eola

Lake Eola

Photos by Ben Prepelka

     Orlando, once a small Central Florida town, seemed to change overnight. It started with Walt Disney's first flyover in 1963, when a site Millennium Fountainnearby the crossroads of I-4 and Florida Turnpike was selected for his new vision, Disney Black SwanWorld and Epcot.
     Spurred on by thousands of new jobs over the last 30 years, the town footprint has increased five-fold. Seen in view, the city has grown around Lake Eola, a 43 acre park located in the heart of the city. The park's beginning dates to 1888, with a land donation to the city, and subsequent donations making up today's Summerlin Park. This popular park is graced by a mid 50s Millennium Fountain, replacing the original 1912 feature. Swans dot the lake, either the feathered avian friends or large fiberglass paddle boats. The lake, actually a sinkhole, is a downtown focal point, enjoyed by the local residents and its many visitors.


 

 

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