Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tampa Convention Center and downtown stand out against the bright blue Florida Sky
This view is of Franklin Street looking north. Tampa's convention center, which is on the waterfront, is on the left. A sky bridge connects it to Tampa's newest downtown hotel, the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown. If you go in closer you can see one of our bright yellow TECO trolleys is parked awaiting its return trip to Ybor City. When conventioneers are on the move this spot is jammed with cars, taxis and people making their way to Harbour Island, the hotels, Starbucks and other nearby venues. The St. Pete Times Forum (where the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey team play), the Tampa Bay History Center and the Florida Aquarium are all within walking distance. It might be quiet right now but not for long.