Thursday, September 2, 2010

St Pete Pier - Skywatch Friday


The above picture was taken on top of the the soon-to-be torn down St. Petersburg Pier. It's over 30 years old and falling apart so the city recently voted to tear it down. No word on what will replace it yet. A storm was moving in over the oh-so-small downtown St. Pete. A few of those tall buildings are new condos that are probably more than half empty. It's fun to go hang out at the St. Pete Pier. There are lots of picture taking opportunities. I grew up visiting it as a kid with my family so I'll miss it when it's gone.

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The inverted building at the end of the pier.




There's an outdoor restaurant on the top of the building so there's always grackles and cowbirds hanging around.





There's always lots of activity around the pier. This morning there was a sailboat class for kids.




The yacht basin has a few nice boats in it. There are usually dolphins and manatees swimming around in it but I did not see any this morning.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these great photos. The pier looks like a coo spot to hang out.

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  2. Love the first one, great perspective !

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  3. What a wonderful array of pictures of the pier. The building at the end of the pier looks very colorful and interesting. I don't think I ever saw on quite like it before. Thanks for sharing a bit of your world today.

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  4. Great captures, Dina! I really love the first one! What a great pier, how sad to see it go! Lovely skies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy SWF!

    Sylvia

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  5. We love going to the St Pete Pier. I sure hope they replace it. We use to go when my husband would jet ski race there.

    The skies in Florida are so interesting this time of year, there is always something going on in them.

    Nice photos Dina, I like the last one cool shot with the boat.

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  6. As a child I danced at the original pier! To me this is the "new" one!
    http://www.stpete-pier.com/history.asp

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  7. Wow beautiful place and skies!
    Thank you for sharing.

    Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.
    " Regina "

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  8. the pier is beautiful. a pity it's going to be torn down.

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  9. Great photographs again Dina.
    Costas

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  10. Beautiful SkyWatch photos

    Happy SWF! Have a nice weekend,

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday

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  11. Wonderful series of photos! We don't live anywhere near the water so it was interesting seeing all the activities going on here. Love the colorful inverted building. I hope the pier gets replaced with another, better, one. The place looks like a lot of fun.

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  12. Great SkyWatch photos!! I love the first one. Sad that a bridge only 30 years old will be torn down. Maybe they can create something sturdier, and majestic!

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