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NW Snapshots: Old Olympia Brewery

What’s that aging brick building perched, tantalizingly out of reach, on the eastern shore of Capitol Lake? Ask any of the locals in Tumwater, WA. The “old” Olympia Brewery built in 1906 has been a local icon for decades. Once … Continue reading

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The Thundering Roar of Spokane Falls II

   

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The Thundering Roar of Spokane Falls

  There are hundreds of waterfalls scattered all over the Pacific NW. But I’m pretty sure Spokane Falls is the only one located in the heart of a bustling downtown business district. The Spokane River flows from Lake Coeur d’Alene … Continue reading

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Mima Mounds II

It’s the uniformity of the Mima Mounds that is so striking. Roughly 6 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter, they’re all the same–like rows of bubbles in a sheet of bubble wrap. No wonder Captain Charles Wilkes thought he had stumbled upon an ancient Indian burial ground. Continue reading

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Mima Mounds

It’s the uniformity of the Mima Mounds that is so striking. Roughly 6 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter, they’re all the same–like rows of bubbles in a sheet of bubble wrap. No wonder Captain Charles Wilkes though he had stumbled upon an ancient Indian burial ground. The mounds are such an “unnatural” natural phenomenon. Continue reading

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The House That Eliza Jane Built

The Meeker Mansion is a 17 room, Italianate-style, Victorian-era home built in Puyallup, WA. Continue reading

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NW Snapshots: Victorian Amenities at Fort Worden

I love big, beautiful, Victorian-era houses. They usually have so much more architectural detail than homes built today. So you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across this little beauty in the dining room of a house used by officers at Fort Worden near Port Townsend, WA. Continue reading

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Water Tower in Volunteer Park

The Water Tower rises 75 feet from the top of a small hillock at the south entrance of Seattle’s Volunteer park. Even on a day drenched with sunshine, it’s dark and foreboding like the stone keep of a medieval castle. Continue reading

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Monarch Sculpture Park probably has close to eighty outdoor sculptures representing a wide range of artistic styles. Modern, classic, quirky, humorous, ethnic, heart-warming, and more than a little surrealistic. Continue reading

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Tacoma’s Fireboat #1

Fireboat #1 served the Port of Tacoma proudly for 54 years. Built in 1929, she’s one of the first boats designed and built specifically for fighting dockside or shipboard fires. Continue reading

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