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.
Lots of grackles and starlings around the park.
For years, loggerhead shrikes have been hanging out along the fences at the airport on Davis Islands. Maybe they like the view.
Pano of downtown Tampa, taken from Davis Islands.
Pretty flowers in the summer heat.
A juvenile little blue heron creeping down to the water. Then he flew over to the sign to remind everyone to slow down in the manatee zone.
More sights from my walk around Davis Islands in late July.