Mixing more business with pleasure, this time we spent an afternoon and evening along Vancouver, WA’s Waterfront Renaissance Walk and exploring the Esther Short Park. The walk follows the shore of the Columbia River on the Washington side with great views of Portland, Oregon on the other. That’s the bridge over the Columbia River as our backdrop.
It’s a beautiful walk!
I have an appreciation of the mid-century style as is quite obvious if you saw my living room. Here’s a sneak peak for those of you that haven’t stopped by our condo.
So it’s probably no surprise that I would also admire this mid-century gem, the Smith Tower Apartments, in the skyline while exploring downtown Vancouver. Wouldn’t our decor fit absolutely splendidly in such a building?
Next we explored the Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. It being high summer, their rose garden was absolutely stunning.
Here’s the somewhat famous Clock Tower that stands in the park, with the Smith Tower Apartments in view a few blocks behind.
Meanwhile, we really were in Vancouver on business, so even though we managed to fit in several miles of trails exploring a few of the local parks, Kent had places to go and people to see.
Go here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver,_Washington – for information about the town of Vancouver, WA; here – http://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/waterfront-renaissance-trail-5-miles – for information about the Waterfront Renaissance Walk, and here – http://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/esther-short-park-0 – for information about the Esther Short Park.