Tampa on My Mind
March 3, 2010
A photographic celebration of the city
“Gives readers a wonderful introduction to Tampa, both past and present.”–Rodney Kite-Powell, Saunders Foundation Curator of History at the Tampa Bay History Center
“Tampa is a great tourist destination, but more than that it is long walks on Bayshore Boulevard, quiet neighborhoods, and hand-rolled cigars. . . . Rich in history, beauty, and culture, our city offers something for everyone.”–from the foreword by the Honorable Pam Iorio
Tampa, Florida. “Cigar City.” “The Big Guava.” Nestled on the northeast corner of magnificent Tampa Bay, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the city holds a unique charm for visitors and residents alike.
Tampa on My Mind is a visually stunning project, featuring the work of several top-notch professional photographers. The result is an intimate photographic tour of Tampa that goes beyond the traditional attractions and views of the impressive city skyline. Divided into sections that illustrate distinct aspects of this world-class city, the book also includes a historical essay that chronicles the growth of Tampa over the past two centuries.
The city of Tampa boasts a population of more than 300,000 and is the crown jewel in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area of 2.7 million (the third largest area in the southeast, after Miami and Atlanta). Tampa on My Mind is the first photographic celebration of the city to appear in more than a decade, a work long overdue.