Bayshore Boulevard-World's Longest Continuous Sidewalk

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Bayshore Biking Running & Bladeing
Bayshore Boulevard, links South Tampa and downtown, along Tampa Bay and boasts the world's longest continuous sidewalk - about four and a half miles.  I am not sure who bestowed this honor on Bayshore Blvd.
On any day you might see joggers, skaters and bikers out on their daily quest for exercise while others come just to soak up the sunshine and the view & to see joggers, skaters and bikers out on their daily quest for exercise, as I was doing today after having breakfast with Tuga.
Bayshore is also the location for the annual Gasparilla Parade.  Gasparilla.....the pirate invasion begins!! Thanks ejames01
Parade-goers line the boulevard to see Jose Gaspar and his band of unruly pirates sail into Tampa Bay to invade the city and take to the streets.
Bayshore SunRise 8-25-09
After the parade, a street party is held downtown to celebrate.

There is a # Old Southern Mansions on the north side of Bayshore Blvd. along with high rise Condos Apartment & a church or two.

The Bayshore Balustrades are an architectural design where a series of vertical pillars, called balusters, are aligned symmetrically and joined at the top by a horizontal rail. In traditional design, the balusters frequently have a swollen lower portion which recalls the pomegranate flower, from which the pillar derives its name from the original Italian, "balaustra." The first recorded use of balustrades was by the Assyrians. Bas-reliefs show the Assyrian nobility using balustrades around the windows of their palaces. Although balustrades were atypical during the days of the Greco-Roman Empires, their use was quite popular during the Italian Renaissance.
SunUp 8-25-09
Renaissance architect Giuliano da Sangallo used balustrades in many of his building projects including the terrace and stairs at the Medici villa around 1480 AD. Michelangelo's use of balustrades at the Campidoglio steps and in the cathedral of Parma helped to popularize the design style throughout Europe. Later English architects adopted the concept of the balustrade and adapted it for indoor use on stair railings giving birth to the term baniste. The information contained in this blog is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by OSB. and whilst my endeavor is to keep the information up-to-date and correct, I make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to this blog or the information or related pictures, peoples name or occupations contained in this blog for any purpose other than to view & to see joggers, skaters and bikers out on their daily quest for exercise.  Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.  Have Fun!!
RyanCorrea says:
Very cool!
Posted on: Jun 11, 2011
oldschoolbill says:
As we say in the south "Come on Down"
Posted on: Jul 30, 2009
pentaxpete says:
Interesting! A good way to exercise...while enjoying the sea and cityscape.
Posted on: Jul 29, 2009
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Bayshore Biking Running & Bladeing
Bayshore Biking Running & Bladeing
Bayshore SunRise 8-25-09
Bayshore SunRise 8-25-09
SunUp 8-25-09
SunUp 8-25-09
Bayshore Palm
Bayshore Palm
Looking to Harbor Island
Looking to Harbor Island
bayshore Boat
bayshore Boat
Platt Street Bridge
Platt Street Bridge
BDT & no Y
BDT & no Y
Platt Street Bridge Jail
Platt Street Bridge Jail
Under the Platt Street Bridge wher…
Under the Platt Street Bridge whe…
Bayshore Balustrades & Pirate Ship
Bayshore Balustrades & Pirate Ship
Bayshore Backside Seawall
Bayshore Backside Seawall
José Gaspar-Worlds only fully ri…
José Gaspar-World's only fully r…
Bayshore Lost Floating Shoe
Bayshore Lost Floating Shoe
Fish on Bayshore by Lorriann Genov…
Fish on Bayshore by Lorriann Geno…
Bayshore Through the Seawall
Bayshore Through the Seawall
Blue Fish
Blue Fish
The Wave by Mary Ann Unger aka the…
The Wave by Mary Ann Unger aka th…
Run Marie Wanna Run
Run Marie Wanna Run
Jose Gaspar & Gasparilla
Jose Gaspar & Gasparilla
Derek Jeter’s new 30,000-square-…
Derek Jeter’s new 30,000-square…
2nd largest house in Tampa only 15…
2nd largest house in Tampa only 1…
Equinimity by Bud Oleson
Equinimity by Bud Oleson
Steel Horse
Steel Horse
2 Horses of Steel
2 Horses of Steel
Horse Head Coast Guard Plane
Horse Head Coast Guard Plane
BSS-Bayshore Shack #2
BSS-Bayshore Shack #2
Barry Schmelly taking a break
Barry Schmelly taking a break
View from the Davis Island Bridge
View from the Davis Island Bridge
Balustrades, Downtown & Channelside
Balustrades, Downtown & Channelside
April Showers run starts Gandy Blv…
April Showers run starts Gandy Bl…
Bayshore Balustrades
Bayshore Balustrades
Amanda Hugenkiss & Bertha D. Blues…
Amanda Hugenkiss & Bertha D. Blue…
Herbie Sinplex going fishing
Herbie Sinplex going fishing
Speed limit is strickly enforced
Speed limit is strickly enforced
Holly Woods headed south
Holly Woods headed south
Joe Mamuh & Mary Chris Smith heade…
Joe Mamuh & Mary Chris Smith head…
Penny Candy in pink
Penny Candy in pink
Makin the curve
Makin the curve
& then he said.......
& then he said.......
D. Palm Tree
D. Palm Tree
Thank You City of Tampa
Thank You City of Tampa
Robyn DeCradle Riding
Robyn DeCradle Riding
Headed Home
Headed Home
Boats
Boats
BSS-Bayshore Shack
BSS-Bayshore Shack
School
School
The road to Hyde Park
The road to Hyde Park
Bayshore Top of Seawall
Bayshore Top of Seawall
Bayshore Backside Seawall
Bayshore Backside Seawall
Bayshore Rocks
Bayshore Rocks
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa General Hospital
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photo by: ejames01