52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos


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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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4. Architecture (Week 4)

“The man who has no imagination, has no wings.” ~  Muhammad Ali ~

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Continuing with my obsession with the construction progress at the Mall at University Town Center, I recently caught these men at work. I’m trying to imagine what this can be.  Is this an entrance to the mall or perhaps a business on the out-parcel?

Meanwhile, across the street, speculation continues as to what this building is, as well.  Each detail of the architecture may be a clue.  Is that a tall open ceiling at the one end.  Is that an office lobby or a restaurant?  Will there be massive glass windows?  I hear there may be a Cheesecake Factory in our future.  Can this be it???

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