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Imagining La Florida

GE DIGITAL CAMERAAt the St Petersburg Florida Museum of History, there is an exhibit named “Imagining La Florida”

This exhibit will be on display until March 1, 2015. This details the various immigrant groups that came to St Augustine after it was founded by the Spaniards in the late 1500s.

St Augustine is America’s oldest city, which began over a century before the British established Jamestown Virginia.

It tells of all the languages spoken in St Augustine besides Spanish. This included French, Portuguese, Flemish, plus African dialects.

Photo shows the Hurricane Restaurant in Pass-A-Grille, the historic south end of St Pete Beach, much younger than St Augustine Florida http://adventurechum.com

Downtown St Petersburg Florida Building Boom

The building boom in Downtown St Petersburg Florida continues. The new Galaxy Hotel is going up, plus the Florida Craftsman Museum, a place called Osprey and another called the Hermitage. I’m assuming the last two are either condos or apartments.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAThe decision was finally made on our famous Pier, which sticks out into Tampa Bay and is our most prominent landmark. The Pier was demolished and they are still trying to decide exactly how much to spend and start over with a similar  place.

Tyrone Restaurant in St Petersburg,FL

Dropped in recently about lunchtime, nearly half full. The counter is directly in front of you as you walk in. A waitress-cashier was talking to a customer seated along the counter, but told me to sit anywhere.

Picked one of the three tables to the left of the counter, she quickly comes over and asks what to drink, coffee please. Would you like the breakfast or the lunch menu? Breakfast. A minute later she returns, do you need a minute? I’ll have a ham omelet with home fries and rye toast, $5.50 on the menu.

Another waitress brings my order in less than five minutes, a large omelet and chunky potato cubes that was quite filling. Coffee reloaded twice, once more would have been nice but not complaining after checking the bill and noticing 39 cents for coffee. Senior citizen discount?

Many older faithful customers it appears. Walls adorned with historic pictures of nautical themes. Did not sit at the larger dining hall on the right side. A pleasant family diner where everyone feels welcome at 7815 38th Avenue North, enjoyed it.