Saturday, July 25, 2009

Found Photo, No. 12

A postcard of Sam Leto, atop "Thunder." Leto, who died in July 2001, was described by the St. Petersburg Times as "one of the Italian patriarchs of Ybor City." Leto, one of Ybor's alcaldes (Spanish for "mayor" -- in Ybor's case, think of a goodwill ambassador), was an unceasing promoter of the historic Latin quarter.

A former stuntman on locally filmed movies during the 1950s, Leto moved to Citrus Park when it was populated by citrus groves and raised palaminos. The postcard was produced for Ybor's Centennial in 1986.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009


University of Tampa, color-saturated.

Also, more UT-related posts:

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Holga Four

A saxman keeps in the shade in Ybor during a Sunday afternoon performance.

More Holgas:

X Styles

Gulfport storefront along Beach Boulevard.

Monday, July 13, 2009

It's The Heat

Screenshot, St. Pete Times web site, July 13, 2009.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Staring Match

Development and Old Florida:
Condos and a marina's rusty boat shelter, on opposite sides of Gandy Boulevard.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

St. Pete Commemorative Menu #2

Another commemorative menu, this time from the Wild Shrimp Company.
One time, too eager to haul away some shrimp po' boys, gumbo, and cornbread, I left my Blackberry at the order window. The good folks there found it, and called my father from my address book, not realizing they were calling all the way to Pennsylvania. Anyway, I got my phone back, and Dad got an unexpected chuckle. It's sad about the closing.