Ever since the St. Pete Pier opened in July, people have flocked there to exercise, to walk their dogs and to go out for dinner and drinks. And they’re all taking pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. On Instagram alone, #stpetepier appears more than 13,000 times.
The Pier is always photogenic no matter what time of day it is, but there’s something even more special about it at night. To celebrate the glory of the Pier after dark, we’ve chosen our top five night photos of the PIer from the past two weeks, and we’re sharing a few tips on how to take your own evening masterpieces, especially if your only equipment is your smartphone.
There was a moment, in the final month of 1966, when it looked as if the written in St. Pete, recorded in Tampa record “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” would reach No. 1 on the national pop charts. The Royal Guardsmen, a teen band from Ocala, might become the next Beatles – or, at the very least, the next Paul Revere and the Raiders.
Instead, “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees went to the top, leaving “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” to lodge at a still-pretty-great No. 2, where it would remain for an incredible four weeks.
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