Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Snapshots

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On our trip to Florida, we crossed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge which connects St. Petersburg to the mainland south of it near Sarasota.
I know that these giant sails on the bridge have a structural purpose, but I love the way they look soaring into the air.

Driving across the bridge in a convertible is one of my fondest memories. We didn't have a convertible this time, but we still got some great photos of the bridge.
I love driving across and seeing the pelican cruising before they dive into the water. Tampa Bay is on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. We've seen huge barges chug along and seen dolphins flip out of the water as we've driven over the bridge.
Plus, look at that sky! Maybe the impressionists should try the light in Florida next time.

13 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have never been to Florida, but these photos make me want to go! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

gautami tripathy said...

A friend of mine is always inviting me to visit her. Maybe I should! Loved the photos!

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Leslie said...

The last shot shows how immense the structure really is. That bridge needs a stopping area for viewing like they have in the mountains.

Kaye said...

That last photo is very impressive. Gorgeous shot. Yes, this bridge looks great from any angle.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Awesome snapshots! My Aunt lives near there and always hates going across that bridge. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've been there. Lovely shots.

Veens said...

WOW! That must be an amazing drive :)

Kay said...

That really is gorgeous, Paulita. I haven't ever been to that part of Florida I don't think. That bridge is really awesome.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

bridges like this absolutely astound me...and I'm so glad that there are engineers in the world who know how to do this without it all crashing into the water! :) Beautiful pictures!

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Linda said...

I love bridges too. There's one in France with a supporting tower higher than the Eiffel Tower. You couldn't see over the sides though-I guess it would freak some people out.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Hi Paulita, cool photos of the bridge, our new bridge in Boston looks a bit like that. Thanks so much for all your comments on my blog, I love having you follow along!

Alyce said...

Those are beautiful! I'm not sure if the bridge would inspire me or make me feel a little shaky. :)

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