Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More pics from St. Pete

More of the beautiful glass art. We were asked not to take pictures inside the museum but there were a few exhibits outside the 800lb. door that lead into the main exhibit hall where we could take some shots. This is one of my favorites.

And the rest here are pictures from the rest of our day's adventure. In many ways, this part of St. Pete down by the Bay and the Pier reminded E and I of La Rambla in Barcelona and/or the Central West End district in St. Louis with the sidewalk cafe's, the hustle and bustle of well dressed people, the meandering walks of tourists and locals alike and the backdrop of the the water, complete with sail boats and the live guitar music we could hear from one cafe as we walked.

Had E and I not retired to Florida, we had considered city living in St. Louis either in the Soulard area or perhaps Lafayette Square. There is something about having all the amenities of the city available with in a short walk that is appealing. Perhaps that is why I love living here in Tarpon Springs...E and I can walk or bike to the library, most of our doctors, three small but lovely museums, and dozens of restaurants. We got our desire, just in miniature!

Today we are off to finish Clare's shopping down on the Sponge Docks. There is a clothing company that is making quite a name for itself centered there: Sponge Diver Supply. I have a tee for myself all picked out as well.
We are meeting E at Dimitri's for lunch and then Jo and her sister, Sandy, for the Spongeorama boat ride out to the lighthouse (beach and dolphin cruise). Then home for a pork roast with orange marmalade glaze.

Hope your day is a great one!

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