A day before the inverted pyramid closes forever, Sandra Sobotker decided to take one of her regular walks along its approach, where a few people are taking pictures, joggers are going through their morning routine and fishermen —- and women —- are engrossed in their endeavors.
"I try to do it three times a week," Sobotker says of her walk. "If you get here early enough, you get to see the sunrise. Whatever happened yesterday, you survived it."
It saddens her that the Pier that "amazed" her and her family when they moved to St. Petersburg many years ago will be no more. It's where she was surprised with a 50th birthday party two years ago. And a place she shows off to out-of-town visitors.
"I'm honestly going to miss it," she said. "I love being able to come here, go upstairs and look at the water."