Tampa, Florida: Sphinx of Tampa

14-foot-long Sphinx was originally a hazard at Around the World mini-golf. He's been outside this strip mall since the 1990s, and was painted gold; the paint has worn off.

Blackburn Plaza

Address:
12403 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL
Directions:
Blackburn Plaza. On the northeast corner of US-41 BUS/N. Florida Ave. and E. 124th Ave.
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Sphinx of Tampa.

Sphinx of Tampa

Another quick drive by. The Sphinx is in rough shape, and behind a fence to prevent people from climbing on it. He is very quirky.

[EC, 11/16/2021]

Sphinx.

Blackburn Plaza Sphinx

On the south side of Blackburn Plaza, behind a fence, is a sculpture of a sphinx on a concrete platform.

[Bob Sellers, 10/25/2021]

The 14-foot-long Sphinx was originally a hazard at Around the World mini-golf. He's been outside this strip mall since the 1990s, and was painted gold, but the paint has worn off.


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