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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Sunny old Spokane [WA]

Far on the other side of Washington state from Seattle lays Spokane, and I had an hour or so Sunday to take some quick photos while I was passing through. Here we go...

1) Starting my jaunt








2) Spokane County Courthouse across the river




4) Spokane's shopping district - I am personally impressed by this city's ability to retain large department stores downtown when much larger cities cannot.








5) Art Deco: City Hall / Fox Theatre



6) Downtown Riverfront Park







7) Opera House & convention center


8) Massive expansion of their convention facilities along with a new large convention center hotel is eating up what was a huge parking lot. Good job.


9) Random downtown







10) This old hotel is being converted into apartments, a win for downtown


10) Speaking of hotels, the grande dame of old Spokane, the Davenport. First hotel in the US to be air conditioned I found out recently. The more you know...






10) I digress...a bit more random downtown




They sure knew how to mask a parking garage back in the day (!)


This was the hometown of a certain old crooner...


Glad someone is renovating this looker


I see so much potential in this city. That's all for now though...
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Old April 14th, 2014, 08:02 PM   #2
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Great, very nice photos from Spokane
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Old April 15th, 2014, 11:31 PM   #3
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Wow, I was born and raised and Seattle but have very little impressions of Spokane. I agree, it has a lot of potential! Thank you for posting. I ve been inspired to drive east.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 11:08 PM   #4
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it looks beautiful and big city as well. I know this was once a world expo venue - .
Smile! And Be Happy As Life Is Too Short To Spend In Being Sad.

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