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.
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:
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…
It’s a fantastic day for a bike ride. I need to get out here more often:
I have to unlearn my Toronto navigation instinct that equates “water” with “south”. In St. Pete, the water is to the east.
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:
There’s was little traffic in the area at 9:00 a.m.. It’s as if I had the whole place to myself:
Here are some people who are having an even more laid-back morning than mine:
…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: