This morning in St. Pete

by Joey deVilla on August 21, 2015

Once a week, I like to get out of the home office and work somewhere else. Today is that day, and I’m in St. Pete.

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Downtown St. Pete is really bike-friendly, complete with a number of dedicated lanes for cycles and nearly non-existent traffic (especially when compared with Toronto, so I took my bike with me and did a quick run near the water before getting to work this morning. My route took me past the Dali museum:

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The museum holds the largest collection of Dali works outside of Spain, and it’s worth checking out. There’s an Escher exhibit that opens tomorrow — I’d love to check it out.

The rest of my route took me along the water…

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It’s a fantastic day for a bike ride. I need to get out here more often:

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I have to unlearn my Toronto navigation instinct that equates “water” with “south”. In St. Pete, the water is to the east.

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You can see The Pier in the background of this shot. The inverted building is being demolished and there’s some kind of “goodbye” ceremony taking place later today:

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There’s was little traffic in the area at 9:00 a.m.. It’s as if I had the whole place to myself:

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Here are some people who are having an even more laid-back morning than mine:

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…and then it was time to get to work. I’m camped out for the morning in a very quiet Starbucks by the stadium right across from the street from this cab with a clever slogan:

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