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Old June 10th, 2014, 08:04 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

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2) Spokane County Courthouse across the river

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3) USPS

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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.

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5) Art Deco: City Hall / Fox Theatre

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6) Downtown Riverfront Park

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7) Opera House & convention center

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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.

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9) Random downtown

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

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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...

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

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

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

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Glad someone is renovating this looker

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I see so much potential in this city. That's all for now though...
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Old June 10th, 2014, 10:45 PM   #2
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Very nice indeed! How far from Seattle?
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Old June 11th, 2014, 12:07 AM   #3
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280 miles, about 5 hours.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:33 AM   #4
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nice mid-size city...I like the art deco buildings.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 08:34 PM   #5
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Really very nice photos from Spokane
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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:35 PM   #6
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You know, Spokane has a bad reputation in the Seattle area but these are excellent photos. I would love to visit the city sometime rather than just driving through.

Great looking view of an under looked city. I love Eastern Washington. Way to go Spokane!
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Old June 13th, 2014, 12:49 AM   #7
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Also, when you visit Spokane, you can also go to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Silverwood Theme Park that are only 30 miles away.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 02:25 AM   #8
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looks like a perfect medium size city with nice old architecture.
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