A walk around the perimeter of the Fairgrounds
, the new shipping container market and events space just north of Nationals Park on land owned by Akridge
. It will have its official opening on April 12, and will be open daily through the end of the 2012 baseball season. For today, though, it's a location for food trucks and some other food and drink sales for fans coming to the Nationals-Red Sox exhibition game.
The Fairgrounds entrance, directly across from the Navy Yard Metro station on Half Street. This is where Das Bullpen stood last year.
Half and M view.
Prepping for the arrival of fans later in the day.
Looking along the Fairgrounds wall, toward Nats Park
. The balcony at upper left is where bands will perform.
Half and N view, on the original Bullpen site.
Van and N view, with the Big Cheese food truck at far left.
Sneaking a peek across N at the temporary stadium box office. The team store is closed, too.
The view up Half Street from N.
Zooming along the 'wall', and seeing work still on-going.
One of the cut-out containers, which will be retail space when the market opens.
The Fairgrounds 'fence' along M Street, with Nats Park at rear.
Another view of the M Street frontage.