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The rocky coast of... what??

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 4 August 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A mixed bag of things to notice here: Bayshore Drive's long, long sidewalk sort of fading into the background curve, complete with one or two runners off in the distance.

Across the bay you can see twin steam-stacks of a power-generating plant. I think this one is located near Apollo Beach, FL.

Then there is the flat top of this WPA-era white cement boundary rail that lines the sidewalk along the bay, marking the transition from land to sea.

And best for last - there is this piece of Tampa Bay, complete with native coquina rocks - and which forms the impression that there is not only a rocky Pacific coast out west, and a rocky Atlantic coast up east in places like Maine and Mass, but also a sort of rocky Gulf coast down here along the west coast of Florida.

Ok, so our FL version is much more understated than those others I mentioned before...

NIKON D80 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 200 42 mm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressante perspective

4 Aug 2012 8:06am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Very good POV !

4 Aug 2012 8:13am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Nice perspective shot of Bayshore drive. Last time I saw this (on TV) it was under water from Tropical storm Debbie. This rocky shoreline did surprise me to be within our Tampa Bay. Very interesting to know we have our very own Coquina.

4 Aug 2012 11:35am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr schön dieser Blickwinkel.

4 Aug 2012 12:09pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I like the diagonal line of the wall drawing the eye in and off to the horizon. Yes, it could look like the west coast on a VERY, very calm day. ;D

4 Aug 2012 1:44pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: We'll settle for it being the Florida West Coast, eh? Haha!

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful, a great shot.

4 Aug 2012 6:27pm

1/200 second
ISO 200
42 mm