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Life in a Florida Trailer Park Taken Over by Québécois

A casual observer might not notice anything unusual about the Breezy Hill RV Resort in Pompano Beach, Fla.*

But as Canadian photographer Mika Goodfriend documented in his series, “Snowbirds,” the park is a special place for a very specific group of retirees. The population of Breezy Hill is 98 percent Québécois. Residents speak French almost exclusively, take dance classes, and socialize together—and, as Goodfriend put it, their “clothing, hairstyles and trailers are all connected, as if originating from a single mold.”

For six months each year, Breezy Hill is their home away from home—their American paradise. “I was always aware of the snowbird phenomenon because my grandparents lived a Jewish snowbird lifestyle in Hollywood, Fla. Through this project, I decided to see how the Québécois snowbirds lived. I had identified several RV parks where Québécois stayed, however a neighbor suggested I visit Breezy Hill. Her aunt was the DJ at their Saturday night parties,” Goodfriend said via email.

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Tags #Travel    #Photography    #Portrait    #Florida    #Mika Goodfriend   

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