The Pier in St. Pete January 14, 2013Posted by nrhatch in Bulletin Board, Music & Dance, Travel & Leisure.
Tags: Music, Patchouli, Pelicans, Pier, St. Petersburg Pier, Travel & Leisure
The St. Pete Pier
A landmark dear
Turns 40 this year
But its end is near
That much is clear
It’s reno or demo, I fear
Til then, kids hula hoop here
Adults relax with a cold beer
As Patchouli sings with good cheer
And hungry pelicans gather near
Waiting for lunch to appear
And disappear . . . as they clap and cheer
Aah . . . that’s better!
The Pier has been a landmark of downtown St. Petersburg since 1899 when Peter Demens hooked up the Orange Belt Railroad to a half-mile wharf. D. F. Brantley started the first Pier Pavilion in 1895, but it is the 1926 Million Dollar Pier, torn down in 1973 to house today’s inverted pyramid structure, that long-time residents remember.
For more information: St. Pete Pier