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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 2:34 AM
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Tampa - a lot more than just a shiny skyline

i went to Tampa for a conference in late March. unfortunately it was rainy most of the week (with tornadoes the day we went to Ybor City) but it was nice and clear once the conference was over and it was time to go home.

i enjoyed the city; it was like a cross between Dallas and New Orleans, but with more of a need for infill downtown and more mass transit.

on with the pics...we don't see enough of the city outside of downtown and Ybor on these forums.

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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 3:58 AM
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Nice pics, I love Tampa/St. Pete. My dad lives there and I think it has a good mix of natural and architectural beauty.

Is that Matt Dillon in the 5th photo?

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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 4:01 AM
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By far the best Tampa tour I've ever seen on this forum.
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 4:16 AM
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Wow, you're right. Your thread just proved to me Tampa is more than just a shiny skyline. I haven't looked much into the city and this is the most in depth I've seen, so thank you. I had no idea Tampa had such neat old architecture and commercial streets. I'm sure people think similarly of Edmonton or Calgary or Houston or Salt Lake City, though.
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 4:21 AM
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Great tour! It's actually my first time seeing Tampa in such detail. I love the blend of Spanish/American colonial, art deco, classical, and modern architecture. It's a shame seeing some of those historical gems unused though...
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 5:58 AM
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Nice pictures! You did a nice job showing Ybor City. That's one place that I've been to that I wish I had photographed better.
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 6:31 AM
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This is a great thread. I really dig seeing the older, grittier parts of Tampa. It's not something I usually associate with Florida.
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 10:56 AM
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Excellent tour! Great to get a more in depth look at Tampa. (pics 3 & 61 look to be misplaced from a midwestern town)
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 2:42 PM
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Nice tour as always Lsyd. I've been to Tampa a couple of dozen times over the years, but have never gotten the chance to explore it like this.

Where is #10?
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 4:23 PM
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By far the best Tampa tour I've ever seen on this forum.
I got to agree with that! It's large and in charge...
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 4:28 PM
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The most interesting tour of Tampa I've seen. Not sure how cohesive it all is, but there are certainly some nice pieces there.
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 5:40 PM
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Great shots man. The older housing stock is similar to New Orleans and Mobile. Tampa is so different compared to Miami.
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 7:19 PM
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Great thread of Tampa!

Wasn't this building vacant for while? It seemed after the initial tenant moved out, they had issues in leasing it out because its circular shape.
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Tampon, Florida -- definitely my favorite city name ever, coming in second only to Vagina, Saskatchewan. I especially like the vampire giving a haircut to the werewolf.
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Old Posted May 20, 2011, 9:53 PM
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I honestly didn't expect much street level character for Tampa. I couldn't be more wrong! Beautiful shots!

I'm blown away by the detailing on some of the spanish colonial stock.

Are most of the condo buildings dot com boom?
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Cool. This one is tremendous - perfect lighting!
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Old Posted May 21, 2011, 1:04 AM
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Love Tampa. Great shots! My favorite area in Tampa is in Hyde Park just south of downtown. You got a couple photos from there, including the hot guy on the bike cruising along the bay on Bayshore.

Tampa is like a cross between Miami and Jacksonville, which is fitting since it is halfway between the two. Orlando = lakes. Miami = coastal. Jacksonville = river. Tampa = bay. Water everywhere
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Old Posted May 21, 2011, 3:35 AM
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Excellent. I went to Tampa for work a couple of times several years ago, but never had time to look around. There's much more variety than I expected.
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Old Posted May 21, 2011, 4:04 AM
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Awesome! The best I've seen of Tampa by far!
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Old Posted May 21, 2011, 4:16 AM
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Wow...i know nothing about Tampa apparently. Nice pics!
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