The left side of the Pier from Vinoy Park.
The right side of the Pier from Demen's Landing.
The views of the Bay are exquisite.
Be prepared to walk, however, as it juts out into the Bay.
An empty berth where the HMS Bounty should have been.
You can never escape the pelicans...
Especially when you start feeding them for God's sake.
Two different modes of travel in the Bay.
Why do I keep taking their pictures?
The back side of the Pier. Soon this will be no more, as construction for a new St. Petersburg icon, the Lens begins construction soon.
The Dark City
Pastries at the bakery that tried to wear down my resistance.
Damn you flour and sugar!
There is something non-commercial at the Pier, and that is a second story aquarium, although it costs a lot to get in. And you might as well save it for the real one in Tampa. It's small but still OK.
We bid adieu to the Pier. Perhaps forever. Its days, like mine, are numbered. Both of our foundations are crumbling. Destruction will begin this year and building the new Lens is slated to begin.
See a YouTube video on what will be replacing the iconic Pier.