Saturday, January 09, 2016

Downtown St. Petersburg 2016

We don't live in St. Petersburg but close by.  We enjoyed walking around this morning and then took a slow trip up Central Avenue.  It really is changing and becoming pretty cool.

The Saturday morning market featured the jazz band from Lakewood High School

The tables were full with people eating, drinking and enjoying the music.

Even the vegetables are artfully displayed.

These meters are for a good cause; donations go to helping homeless families.

One of the many, many murals that are adorning the city.

One of my favorite downtown eateries -- Moon Under Water.  Indoor or outdoor seating and every day there's a different menu.  It's always an adventure.

This is 400 Beach, another restaurant that has indoor and outdoor seating.

The Morean Arts Center has a Chihuly exhibition.

Dolphin art.

The Vinoy Hotel -- fancy place to stay (also supposedly haunted).

The marina at the Vinoy.

Straub Park ... where we stopped for a snack of trail mix and water.

A banyan tree on Beach Drive.

Close up of the banyan tree.

I think this is a Royal Poinciana tree next to the Museum of Fine Arts. 

Ferg's sports bar is a short walk from Tropicana Field.

A vintage store with some craft booths.  I got a glass of lavender lemonade here.  Yum!

A mini-Powell's book store ... good selection of new and used books (and they have a map, too).

It was in the mid 70s for most of the day.  Come visit!