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La Floridiana by Will Moriaty
   Now in our ninth calendar year
    PCR #434  (Vol. 9, No. 29)  This edition is for the week of July 14--20, 2008.

The Tampa Film Review for July  by Nolan Canova, Terence Nuzum, Chris Woods, and John Miller
The Fabulous Architecture of the Tampa Bay Region: Part 8  by William Moriaty
"The Dark Knight"  by Mike Smith
DVD Review: “'Til Death Do Us Part (Complete First Season)”  by ED Tucker
Presenting "Brainjacked" - New Feature Film, "Horror-Fi" by Andy Lalino
No Football For Old Men .... Rays Letter To The League .... Don’t Miss The Espys .... No Peyton In Pre-season .... I’m Rich, B#@!% .... Sports Writer Sued In OK  by Chris Munger
Mmmmmmmmmm......Movie .... Funny Stuff .... Of Course You Can Go Free - Not! .... The Scariest (at Least For Now) .... Correction .... And The Oscar For 1956 Should Have Gone To...  by Mike Smith
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Anniversary Meets Architecture on St. Pete Beach Part Two:
The Fabulous Architecture of the Tampa Bay Region: Part 8

These dazzling turquoise Adirondack chairs placed in white gravel at The Internet Cafe on Gulf Boulevard wonderfully mimic the colorful shoreline of the nearby Gulf of Mexico.
One of the most impressive landmarks in St. Pete Beach is the Grand Plaza Hotel. This unique modern structure, one of St. Pete Beach's tallest, features a revolving restaurant known as Spinners Revolving Rooftop Restaurant that has a breathtaking view of the Gulf and St.Pete Beach.
Let's Photo Explore!
As DeSoto explored these beaches hundreds of years ago, I now explore these same beaches with digital camera in hand to share with my readers the many delights of one of my favorite places, St. Pete Beach, Florida! So let us explore together on this journey that I embarked upon between Friday May 16th and Sunday May 18th 2008!
The tropical maritime theme of St. Pete is further reflected in these beautiful wall murals at the Internet Cafe.
One of the most striking examples of mid-century modern architecture in St. Pete Beach is the water treatment plant on Gulf Boulevard. In addition, the structure adjoins a park showcasing indigenous native trees and plants of the coastal barrier islands of Southwest Florida.What would St. Pete Beach be without its marvelous showpiece, the Mediterranean Revival style Don CeSar Resort and Spa, built by Thomas Rowe in the 1920's?
On the north end of St. Pete Beach, apartments and condominiums built in the mid-50's to early 1970's display their own mid-century modern Florida look as seen in this photo of one of the buildings of the Sun Plaza East complex.A study in texture and color is found in this mid-century modern private dwelling on the north end of St. Pete Beach.

"La Floridiana" is ©2008 by William Moriaty.  Webpage design and all graphics herein (except where otherwise noted) are creations of Nolan B. Canova.  All contents of Nolan's Pop Culture Review are ©2008 by Nolan B. Canova.