You will never guess... pictures of my self 20 years ago showing how different it was compared to the present. I love St. Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg, Florida is one of America's fastest growing cities. I came to St. Petersburg in February 1998 and since then I have seen the city transform significantly.  If I go in detail about how much the city has expanded in all aspects then I will bore you to death. To avoid that,  I will briefly go over some information with pictures.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy a pleasant experience :)


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Back in Time 

Just to give you an idea of how the city has changed here are some old pictures that I have found taken 17-19 years ago. I tried googling some pictures but I couldn't find anything good so I decided to upload some of mine from my childhood.  



This is probably taken in 1998 in St Petersburg, Florida downtown. This is when I first came to America with my family :) 



This is me and my grandmother at the St. Petersburg Pier facing downtown. Just by these pictures you can have an idea of how different it was, but it's only glimpse of what I can show you. In reality the changes are so much more. 

History 

 "St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams , who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens, who brought the railroad industry into the area.  As a part of a coin toss bet, the winner, Peter Demens, named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia, while Williams opted to name the first hotel built which was named the Detroit Hotel, both named after their home towns respectively" (Source Credit). If you want to learn more information about it's history you can click here


And if you want to go further back even before me.


Then 2009



Back to the present


 

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Beach drive

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Beach drive

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Beach drive

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Beach drive

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Beach drive

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Sundial, a shopping dinning and entertainment complex

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Sundial 

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Canopy rooftop Bar/cafe 

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Canopy

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Canopy

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Vinoy Hotel

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Salvador Dali Museum

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University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus has also vastly expanded 

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St. Petersburg Beach 


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Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge 

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Don Cesar  Hotel and  Tourist attractions

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Don Cesar

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Here is a picture I took to capture a dolphin :)


And here is me in the backyard of a house at St. Petersburg beach 




Good  for all year round vacation:) 



This was taken on february 2013 and you can imagine that in most places people are freezing


The End


And to rap up the post, here is a special picture that I took of  the sunset, enjoy:)


References 

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, Florida 

http://www.stpete.org/

http://www.tampabay.com

https://www.forbes.com

http://saintpetersblog.com

http://tampahometalk.com

https://en.wikipedia.org

http://www.sundialstpete.com

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com

https://www.tripadvisor.com

http://cutterloose.com

http://activerain.com

https://s27.postimg.org

http://www.mgasculpture.com

http://www.orlandostylemagazine.com

https://golfdiego.com

http://www.palmbeachpost.com

https://bettertogetherweddings.com

https://www.pinterest.com 

https://www.tripadvisor.com

http://www.carrieontravel.com

https://www.glassdoor.com


This was just a glimpse of what I can show you. Thank you for checking out my post!

Best regards,

@Generation

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Simply another homerun post! Keep this up @generation and you will see your follower base explode.

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Thank you brother, let's hope so (:

Hello Friend ! Very beautiful photos and story! It deserves applause

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Thank you man!

great pics man! Very beautiful photos and story! It deserves applause!
I am following you now!

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Thank you mate, I appreciate it!

I've been in Tampa myself for nearly 15 years and have only been to several of the places in your photos. Hopefully I'll get a chance to check out the rooftop Cafe and the ritzy Hotel Vinny.
Nice photos.

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Thanks man, South Tampa and Saint Petersburg have grown a lot, they have added countless of new restaurants and other fun things. I think you will enjoy the Canopy if you haven't been there yet :)

I love the history that you gave on St. Petersburg and the pics that you've provided. it certainly looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing! (Upvoted)

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Anytime buddy!

@generation
Very nice photo, I didn't know St Petersburg was so beautiful
It's a very nice opportunity to discover this city
Great post !!!
Upvoted!
@geemo-from-paris

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Great post, I haven't been to that rooftop bar. We just got our first rooftop bar here in Sarasota at the Westin hotel.

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I have to check out the Sarasota rooftop one day. All Florida cities are actually expanding very rapidly.

Awesome post. St Petersburg looks like a city to visit. It sure is beautiful :)

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Thank you! :)

Great pictures generation!

Beautiful post and photos

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thank you :)

I have been in New Port Richey for 26 years and there has been a lot of changes here too.

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Yea, all Florida cities are growing at an alarming rate. Thank you for supporting and resteeming my post. I am always glad to meet new local people on steemit :)

very nice! even though I've never been there but I can see your pictures that its a nice place

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Yes, I am grateful to live here, Ty :)

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