Thursday, May 29, 2008

Back alley blues

The soon-to-be-razed 600 block of Central, as seen from the back alley.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008


A child's plastic shovel is lost and forgotten on the beach.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Time stood still

The bank is long gone, but its iconic clock remains at the corner of Central Avenue and MLK Street. Time stopped about 25 years ago at 12:15. A condo is slated to rise in the empty lot formerly held by the bank.

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Monday, May 26, 2008


Straub Park, downtown St. Petersburg. One of the prettiest parks in town.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

In the shadow of the interstate

Friday, May 23, 2008

You're such a joker

Decoration seen on the outside wall of the Bishop Tavern on First Avenue N.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Grande Dame of St Pete Entertainment

The Coliseum, downtown St Pete. Built in the 1920s as a dancehall, it still hosts tea dances and various other "light" shows and nostalgia events as well as the occasional wedding.

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Friday, May 16, 2008


The old Algiers Motel, built circa 1952, in Treasure Island. Rumor had it they were going to tear down this building (as they have with many classic, vintage TI motels) and build a condo. As of the other day, the Algiers still stands, minus this sign on the facade, and the diamonds have been painted pink, green and tan. Whatever.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine Laundry, 16th Street North.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Go, Spartans!

The Lakewood High School mascot, the Spartan. I attended this school and so does my son. Traditions!

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tenth Street Church of God

Built in 1897. Have a great Sunday (and Mother's Day)!

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Saturday, May 10, 2008


The venerable Mr. Sun Liquors, located in the Grand Central District.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sunny Day in Treasure Island

Hope your day is just as sunny!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Downtown Vista

A view of downtown St Pete from the Lyceum parking lot, facing east-southeast.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

A Mural of Smokey Joe

"Smokey" Joe Williams was a pitcher in the Negro Leagues. According to this page, no one is sure if the hurler died in 1946 or 1952, but his legend as a smokin' fastball thrower lives on. The jersey he is depicted wearing in the mural belongs to the Chicago Leland Giants, which existed in name between 1905 and 1911.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

House of Prayer, 22nd Street South

Happy Sunday!

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Missing numbers

Bonus pic today! I missed yesterday's numbers theme, so here it is. Street address numbers on the facade of an old 1920s building.

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Porcine dreams

The famous pink plaster pig located outside Skyway Jack's breakfast joint, 34th Street South.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Don't care if I never get back

Collectible baseball items seen at an antique roadshow (not "the" Antique Roadshow) at the Coliseum. (BTW, I've met Bob Feller - he's a nice feller!)

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