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The Sunshine City | by Trevor Gregg Photography
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The Sunshine City

An interesting historic-themed sculpture outside a museum at the base of The Pier on St. Petersburg's waterfront. The headline reads "The Independent Free Every Day The Sun Does Not Shine".

 

The green bench is an tribute to the city's early history as a winter tourist mecca when benches just like it lined the city strees for winter visitors on vacation to enjoy the weather. Instead of "The Sunshine City", St. Petersburg was known as "The City of Green Benches" back then.

 

The links below connect directly to historic post cards showing how "The City of Green Benches" looked as hosted by Saint Petersburg's official website:

www.stpete.org/images/080901.jpg

www.stpete.org/images/101901.jpg

www.stpete.org/images/122203.jpg

www.stpete.org/images/062504.jpg

 

HDR experiment using the D200's bracket feature this afternoon in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. 7 exposures used from +2 to -2 EV.

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Taken on March 21, 2007