St. Petersburg, antidote to boredom

Letters to the Editor
Published January 19, 2005

We have historic architecture worth looking at in downtown St. Petersburg. The eyes of the present can see firsthand the splendors of the past. There are landmarks in St. Petersburg that tourists can visit. Our advertising brochures should emphasize such assets because historic buildings are of great interest to many Americans nationwide.

We must dispel the image that St. Petersburg is a retirement community made up mainly of old people. The opposite is true: We have the vibrant Pier and BayWalk, Major League Baseball, great museums, restaurants, etc. Every age group would be interested in seeing our grand city, and once here, they'd come again.

There is so much to see and do in St. Petersburg that no visitor should ever be beset by boredom.

-- Robert B. Fleming, St. Petersburg