"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

April 19, 2011

April 19 - St. Petersburg, FL

Day 44 - Site Seeing
St. Petersburg Municipal Marina

First thing this morning we took the St. Petersburg Trolley around the downtown loop to get an idea of where things were. The driver pointed out places of interest, such as the Vinoy Hotel, The Salvador Dali Museum, old churches and parks…and gave a little history of the area.  Once we were back at the marina we took the bikes off the boat and rode along the waterfront. Nice old homes along the bay and inlets.

After lunch…when it got a little warm for biking, we visited the Chihuly Collection.  Dale Chihuly is a glass artist and his work is amazing.  Later we relaxed in the park, enjoying a lazy afternoon. 

Morning view from the boat
 The Vinoy Hotel and Resort...built in 1925 and restored in 1993
 Homes along the water in St. Pete
 The Dali Museum
 Outside the Chihuly Collection
 Pictures of some of Dale Chihuly's work. (no photography was allowed, so pictures courtesy of the internet)

Two of Chihuly's chandeliers.  We have seen one of his chandeliers hanging in the Hilton Americas in Houston. 


  1. Wasnt his work Awesome!!!!! Im so glad you were able to see it!

  2. Glad you told me about him. Don't know if we would have looked into on our own. Thanks