Saturday, August 18, 2012


Welcome to Tampa Bay!

Next week Tampa will be hosting the 2012 Republican National Convention. I'll be taking pictures of what can be seen from the street.

At Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, where skirmishes with Occupy Wall Street have happened in the past, they seem to be building an air conditioned tent:

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

The convention center is one of the two main buildings in Tampa hosting the event:

The Tampa Bay Convention Center

A few security cameras are present, and they were nice enough to mention which hash tag to use on their banners:


The trolley goes past the other main building hosting the convention, the Tampa Bay Times Forum:

Trolley going past the Tampa Bay Times Forum

Nearby, at the Tampa Bay History Museum, they are setting up some outdoor stages:

Stage being set up outside the Tampa Bay History Museum

Some piles of fencing nearby tell me I shouldn't expect easy access next week:

Lots of fencing

Here's the main decoration on the Tampa Bay Times Forum:

Tampa Bay Times Forum Decorations

And a view inside the soon to be air conditioned walkways between the two main venues:

Inside the tent

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