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Ahhh yes, Spokane. It's a hidden gem in the great Inland Empire. So glad to see there are still so many of the older buildings still going strong, and a nice mix of new as well. I had to go there for an overnight back in '71 for my draft physical (once Washington State Univ. kicked me out). Sad to say I can't recall which hotel they put us in (there was about 20 of us). Very walkable downtown. Thanks for the pics.
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!
Nice pics....glad someone has posted newer pics of Spokane. What I still find kind of eerie (for lack of a better word) when visiting downtown Spokane is the lack of pedestrians milling around downtown. The streets usually seem pretty empty and it feels kind of weird because the downtown buildings makes it feel like you are in a bigger city, but the people are missing. And the downtown is really nice compared to when I grew up there in the 90's. Hopefully with more people living downtown (thank you Ridpath) that will change. With all that being said, when we do go home to visit family and go downtown, it is kind of nice to not have to deal with traffic or searching around for places to park, which is a nice change from living in the Seattle area.
Great photos. Spokane has some beautiful architecture in its downtown.
Keep Idaho Green
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. William Blake
Ahead and to the west was our ranger station - and the mountains of Idaho, poems of geology stretching beyond any boundaries and seemingly even beyond the world. Norman Maclean
Inland, where would you say is a good place (if there is one) in Spokane for finding good cheap hotel room with good transit access?
hey mSeattle - I haven't had to stay in a hotel there in a long time; my parents live in Coeur d' Alene so free lodging! You might want to check out Hotel Ruby, it's a fairly inexpensive remodeled motor in type place (like Portland's Jupiter) and close to the main bus terminal.