This is the central entrance to the Austin Convention Center during, usually, the busiest time of the year. Mid-March is when SXSW goes full tilt, and the convention center is the hub of all activities.
Mid-March in 2020 is a whole different story. With SXSW’20 canceled, attendees stayed away, and I documented a rather desolate scene.
There is beauty in stillness, however. Without the clutter of an active life, you appreciate the bones of the infrastructure — the purity of architectural design. Cement columns become sculptures of shadows and light, the metal, a dull mirror.
The careless leaves add melancholy, as you feel in Autumn when the cold approaches. Except, this is Spring in Austin.
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4 thoughts on “Empty Convention Center #1”
Wasn’t this readied a month or so ago to become an if-needed emergency hospital? Hopefully it has not come to that.
Yes, that is correct, I believe. Luckily, the cases went down and the Convention Center was not pressed into service.