It’s not often you can get close up to a ruddy duck or a wood duck. They are very different than the common mallards or muscovy ducks that most people see in their neighborhoods.
Turtles and alligators. The funny thing in the bottom picture is that the alligator has his foot on the other alligator’s head.
Scenes from the top deck of the Aquarium, looking down the channel and around the city. I know it looks like it was too pretty a day to be inside but it was so hot and humid that it was nice to spend the morning in air conditioning.
Shots taken while on my walk along the river front in downtown Tampa in July. The above shows the University of Tampa. The main building was originally the Tampa Bay Hotel that opened in 1891 by Henry B Plant (the railroad magnate).
Looking over to Bayshore Boulevard and out towards the bay.
Lots of rowing going on this morning. Kayakers, paddleboarders and members of the Dragon Boat Rowing club were all out on the water.
A different view at the convention center.
In July, I decided to take a break from walking around in the parks and headed to downtown Tampa to take a walk along the riverfront. I headed out early since it was going to be a hot day. Not many people out that early. Just me and a few joggers when I first got there. The downside is that the sun was behind the buildings so it made sunny shots a challenge. The upside was that I was walking in the shade for the first part.
Along the Tampa convention center.
Lots of activities on the water. You can rent boats of all sizes or take a water taxi around the area.
The old Cass street bridge that was built in 1926. Everyone is wondering when they are going to tear it down. It adds a bit of history to the area even if it’s an eyesore.
When I got back to Riverwalk Park, they had turned on the water fountain. I really wanted to walk through there.
More pictures from my walk around the yacht basin at Davis Islands in Tampa.
Eventually a storm was moving in so I headed back to my car.
Shots from my phone of downtown Tampa.
Flowers on my walk.
Okay, so they’re not that tall. And there’s not that many of them. A view of downtown Tampa from the river.
The Rivergate Tower, nicknamed the Beer Can building” is the 6th tallest building in Tampa. It sits right on the river.
A view of south Tampa.
New tall buildings behind the museum.
The Marriott hotel sits right on the water.
The history center has a great view of the water and south Tampa.
A reminder to stay out of the lakes and ponds in Tampa.
More pictures from our afternoon walk along Riverwalk in downtown Tampa.