TAMPA, Fla. — If you're on social media, you know that the "How hard did age hit you challenge" is all the rage right now.
Users are posting photos of themselves in 2009 next to photos of themselves today. People are also posting their very first Facebook profile photo and their most recent Facebook profile photo. Either way, it's fun to see how people have aged and how much better cameras and phone pictures have gotten over the years.
The City of Tampa decided to get in on the challenge and posted an aerial photo of the area where Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park was being built in 2009 next to a photo of the area in 2019. In the 2009 photo, the Tampa Riverwalk didn't even exist and the Tampa Museum of Art and Glazer Children's Museum were also being built. It's pretty incredible to see how far this little slice of Tampa has come along.
Tampa International Airport got in on the fun as well, but they went way back with their first photo. They shared a aerial photo of Tampa International in 1971 next to a photo of Tampa International in 2019. You can see how much the airport has grown over the years and it's quite impressive. Check out the post below: