Monday, April 26, 2010

A Weekend In Spokane

We took a little break, partly for my son's birthday, and spent the weekend in Spokane, Washington. This is kind of a random post, but I thought I'd share a few photos of what we saw.

Spokane is the site of the EXPO '74' World's Fair, next to Gonzaga University. They've turned the fair site into a nice park and entertainment area, called Riverfront Park. There are carnival rides, a carousel, miniature golf, an IMAX theater, a Sky Ride tram that takes you in front of the falls, and lots of nice grass and pathways. The dome-shaped structure behind the ferris wheel above, is the framework left from the U.S. pavillion. To the right, the Carillon tower bells ring out a melody every hour.

Some of the architecture caught my eye.

The Sky Ride tram takes you in front of the waterfall.

Then we joined in the race around the park.

The local residents were very diverse:

The IMAX Theater had been a part of the U.S. Pavillion also. At the EXPO, it showed a film called "Man belongs to the earth", which showed beautiful scenes of our country, followed by demonstrations of the growing pollution problem. Now, it plays a 45 minute film that documents the story of the Hubble Space Telescope, and shows us some of what the Hubble has seen. It was pretty spectacular.

The trees around the park were just starting to bud, and I noticed these tulips hiding in the grass.

Not far from home, we spotted this mother black bear and her two little cubs. She kept her path as much behind the cover of bushes and trees as she could, so I was lucky to get a shot in a small clearing.

It was a nice weekend break. Now back to business!


  1. Awesome pictures, I especially like the one of you (you?) running next to the sculpture.
    Looks like the weather was great, and had a fine time.

  2. Looks like a beautiful place to visit! I love the pic of the bear and her cubs! We have no such wildlife here...... :(

  3. Very nice! Looks like a great time.

  4. lovely place with interesting haircut there...

  5. I stopped by to say thank you for following along over at Olympia Daily Photo, then I saw your Spokane post. It brought back good memories. I was actually born there but moved Tacoma when I was five. I still have family there so I have been back many times. One of them was during Expo 74. What a wonderful experience. I'm glad you had the chance to visit there.

  6. M O S T interesting! Susan, yours is a place to return...and you have a real talented eye for camera angles and shots.



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