Saturday, December 1, 2007

Clearwater Florida - Memorial Causeway Bridge

In participation with the Bridges theme day in the City Daily Photo community, I submit for your approval: a picture of the sinuous curves of the 'new' Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge. If you have been to my photography site, you have seen pictures of and from this bridge before. To get an idea of how big this bridge is, notice the man in a black jacket fishing from the seawall to the right. Beyond him you can see the remains of one of the older Clearwater Bridges.

If you would like to see the City of Clearwater web page about the construction of this bridge, click here. If you would like to see an article in our local paper, The St. Petersburg Times, about the destruction of the old bridge, including a link to a short video of one of the demolition explosions, click here. And, finally, if you would like to see the original contractor's website photo gallery of the bridge under construction, click here, it's pretty cool. The contractor is listed as PCL Civil Constructors, Inc., with Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. and HDR, Inc. listed as Prime Consultants.
And because I am so nuts about Google Earth imagery, I include for your further information, a satellite view of the old bridge. Click to enlarge, of course. :)

Be sure the check out these City Daily Photo blogs from around the world, all participating in the Bridges theme day:
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Friday, November 30, 2007

Clearwater Florida - Arbor Shoreline Office Park

Clearwater Florida - Arbor Shoreline Office ParkThis is one of several buildings in the Arbor Shoreline Office Complex (also known as Arbor Shoreline Office Park). Let me just say this, if you have to work in an office, there are much worse office complexes out there to work in! This place is like a botanical garden almost. There are lots of trees, and flowers and wildlife. I got an incredible picture of a hawk drying itself after a bath, and a gorgeous Swamp Lily too. Both are posted on my photography blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Clearwater Florida Homes

This home can be found in one of the more exclusive neighborhoods in Clearwater, surrounded by some of the most expensive real estate around. Other than that, I think it speaks for itself. It is BEAUTIFUL. For myself, I like just about everything about it. What about you?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Clearwater Florida: Black Friday at Westfield Countryside Mall

Okay, I think I am sufficiently recovered from the trauma of Black Friday to be able to post this photo. Let me just say... people everywhere! The excitement of the Holidays was felt by many this past Friday, as they rushed out all at once to get the best deals of the season. And many, many of them were here, at Westfield Shoppingtown Countryside.

This shot was taken from a position standing on top of my vehicle. It was a sea of cars. I was parked at the very outer edge of the parking lot, and everywhere I went, the lots were full. It reminded me to be thankful that I have my health, so that walking from out there was no big deal.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Clearwater Florida - New Luxury Condominiums on the Waterfront

I apologize right up front to anyone who gets a stiff neck trying to look up at this one! This is the new face of Clearwater's waterfront. It is growing skyward right next to Coachman Park, about a block from the Clearwater Public Library.

It is something to behold, I assure you. I believe this is the tallest building for some distance. If you are curious about it, check out Water's Edge Condominiums' website. It is impressive.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Clearwater Florida - Philadelphia Phillies Tickets Window

There it is folks... the portal of joy for the thousands who come to Clearwater, Florida to see the Philadelphia Phillies during Spring Training! This is Brighthouse Field. Also known as Brighthouse Networks Baseball Park (or Bright House Networks Field). And if that is not confusing enough, this is also the home of the Clearwater Threshers.

It's a beautiful ball field, just the kind of place to enjoy the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowds, and the thrill of seeing someone slide home! And when you are done, there are lots of great places to eat nearby. One of which being The Tilted Kilt, which is kind of like a plaid Hooters! More pics of baseball, spring training, Brighthouse Field, and all the rest coming in the days and weeks ahead!

They have this really cool statue of a pitcher out front!

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Clearwater Florida - Ibis in the Morning

No kidding. I walked out of my house one morning to find this group working their way across my lawn. Beautiful, graceful birds. White Ibis. I watched them as they slowly worked their way down the street, into the neighbor's yard and on. They are all over Clearwater, Florida and most of the Gulf Coast, and they impart an exotic, other-worldly air, in my humble opinion.

If you would like to see the U.S. Geological Survey information on the White Ibis, click here. Wikipedia also has an entry on the White Ibis, click here. I think, though, that the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has the best entry, click here to see it.

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