Saturday, February 28, 2009

Poor Morris

A tribute to Morris, the beach cat.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Waiting for the mail

Post Office boxes await delivery of their mail in downtown Gulfport.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

A very tall, very false horse

Seen in Gulfport.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The French Chef

Seen outside a restaurant in Gulfport.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fancy flamingo

Seen in the window at the Gulfport Casino.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rescquiat in Pace

Dead crab on the beach at Gulfport.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Clay House

Apartment-motel in St Pete Beach.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Let's go bowling

Ten Pin Lanes, built sometime in the early 1960s. Still in operation, with a snack bar, bowling lessons, and a Glo Bowl every week.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A glimpse of the past

A view of random antiques for sale through a display cabinet. Gulfport.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Beach Theatre

The tiny Beach Theatre in St Pete Beach was built sometime in the 1950s and is still running on a regular basis. It's been featured prominently in major films such as "Cocoon," and shows the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" every Friday night at midnight without fail. Oh, and they serve beer and wine, too. My kinda theatre. Madame, some wine with your Milk?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Barber's beacon

A vintage-style barbershop light twirls around and around, even on its barber's day off.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Peace Means Behave!

Seen in an art gallery window.

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Monday, February 16, 2009


The Lew Family name inscribed in an exterior wall of the Gas Plant Antique Arcade which formerly housed Lew Brothers Furniture. Ross and Larry Lew started the furniture store (which is 4 stories) in the late forties. I believe the family still owns the building.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Diner after dark

The interior of the Central Avenue Coffee Shop after hours. Note the ceramic lady head on the counter at the left.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tiny cafe

Seen on Central Avenue, downtown. They sell burgers, fries, soda, and the like.

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Friday, February 13, 2009


Sticker seen on a lamppost on Central Avenue for a local St Pete blog (not this one!).

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

So Kool!

Central Avenue, St Pete.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

All that remains...

...of the great attraction called Webb's City. A few streetlight fixtures and the crows nest that the parking traffic director used to stand in.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tailor, tailor

Not so much anymore..Central Avenue.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Supply, no demand

Broken sign in an alleyway.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

St Mary's Catholic Church

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Friday, February 6, 2009

Mirror Lake Library, again

Cornerstone of this beautiful library.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mirror Lake Library

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Old brick

Central Avenue.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Built in 1926

Central avenue.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunset over the Gulf