Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 11 – #3 Before and After

on October 9, 2015

St Petersburg, FL pier.  – from before3 - Before and After-1

and after – taken 9/26 – the end of the inverted pyramid at the pier.

3 - Before and After-2

So long pier, it was fun to take photos of you and from you.  I have written about this pier a number of times, so I will not bore you again.  Suffice it to say, the undercarriage supporting the structure was deteriorating and it was necessary to say good bye.  Looking forward to what will be in the future though I hate losing buildings with history.


30 responses to “Week 11 – #3 Before and After

  1. marjie327 says:

    Pretty cool structures, Sue!

  2. jamjuice123 says:

    To look at the Before I say to myself, “But what was wrong with it?” Change usually (USUALLY) brings good. 🙂

    • Sue Karski says:

      What was wrong was all under water. Sorry to see it go – there was a Columbia restaurant inside and you could go to the roof to take photos of sunset through the buildings, etc.

  3. shelby1120 says:

    It’s interesting that both pix show some cloud activity. Are the tourism gods mad about it going away?

  4. Mindy Towns says:

    Every time I see a story about the pier I think of your photos… Didn’t you do one with the full moon coming up behind it?

  5. elifamily2 says:

    Glad you were able to capture both of the images, Sue. It was an unusual structure, it will be interesting to see the replacement.

  6. mbryant59 says:

    What a shame the old structure had to be taken down. It was unique. Hopefully whatever replaces it will be as interesting.

  7. Morag Reid says:

    Thanks awesome Sue. I first saw the pier this in 1988 on our Honeymoon. I really hope they do a good job going forward.

  8. preed913 says:

    In the “before” the cloud mirrors the buildings shape rather well! … we’ll need another “after” shot!

    • Sue Karski says:

      For now the after is the tear down. It will be long after this years blog themes until a new pier is built. But I can say that I will definitely be photographing the new pier.

  9. gwong1 says:

    Thanks for the update, sorry to see it go. Gary

  10. tnwaltz says:

    I’m sure there are a lot of people who will miss this building. I know you will.

  11. Nice capture of history.

  12. Such a beautiful building and such a terrible shame. Nice captures hough.

  13. sorry – left out the t from though. Or was it the spell check that made the mistake? Ha. That would be a good one.

  14. thegatorgal says:

    R.I.P. It’s nice that you documented this St. Pete icon.

  15. I hope the replacement well be just as interesting! Great shots nice to have a before and after photos!

  16. donnagf1 says:

    I agree with you – really hate to see those historic and unusual buildings disappear. Europe does a better job of restoring and maintaining these kind of landmarks.

  17. I was there only a couple times but it was a fun place to walk around. Hopefully the replacement will be something noteworthy.

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