52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos

50. Urban Scenery (Week 41)


“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” ~ Winston Churchill ~

The urban landscape of Sarasota is constantly changing.  This is very evident as you drive around the bayfront.  Everytime I go downtown, I see another building going up.  This is what you see as you approach downtown from the John Ringling Bridge.





IMG_6857The newest construction project is to the left as you approach Highway 41 (locally known as the Tamiami Trail).


The building is on the corner and it curves north along the Tamiami Trail.

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And if you turn to the right, you will see the “Unconditional Surrender” statue that I featured in my previous blog.


The backdrop from one side of the statue is Sarasota Bay and the opposite view is of highrise condominiums downtown, as the Tamiami Trail turns south.


8 thoughts on “50. Urban Scenery (Week 41)

  1. Our little city is no longer little.

  2. True – I still like to think of it that way, but we are truly on the map!

  3. Hey Marie, I was driving down to Selby on July 2, and got the red light right in front of Unconditional Surrender. The roof was down and I just happened to look up, luckily my camera was
    on the seat next to me and I had just enough time to get a shot that looks like one of yours, and the light changed, This should be a link to it

    If that doesn’t work and you want to see it, it’s on my Flickr account “sewandsewchris”.

    As always, I enjoyed your post.

    • I just looked you up on Flickr and am now your newest follower!! You are so good and I am so intimidated! My blogs are for my stories to go with photos I take. One day I may advance my skills!

      • thanks, but don’t be intimidated by me, I’m just trying to improve like everybody else. I get lucky sometimes and get a really nice shot but each of the really good ones there’s hundreds I throw away.
        I love your posts – you have informed me about things I’d never thought about, like tires rims flying off cars, and you’ve taken me down roads I haven’t traveled and now hope to get to see. I’m happy to be one of your followers.

      • Thank you for that. I love reading about places people have gone, too. That’s about the only way we can travel most of the world!

  4. Oh, I didn’t expect the photo to post here, I thought the link would come up and if you wanted to you could click on it. Well now you get to see it no matter what you wanted.

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