146 – Waterfront Renaissance Walk & Esther Short Park

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.

102 Waterfront Park River Walk (2)

It’s a beautiful walk!

Waterfront Renaissance Walk, Vancouver, WA
Waterfront Renaissance Walk, Vancouver, WA

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.

Living Room - Mid-Century Accents
Living Room – Mid-Century Accents

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?

Smith Tower Apartments, Vancouver, WA's mid-century gem
Smith Tower Apartments, Vancouver, WA’s mid-century gem

Next we explored the Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. It being high summer, their rose garden was absolutely stunning.

Rose Garden at the Esther Short Park
Rose Garden at the Esther Short Park

Here’s the somewhat famous Clock Tower that stands in the park, with the Smith Tower Apartments in view a few blocks behind.

Clock Tower in Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA
Clock Tower in Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

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.

Kent Doughty . . . Places to Go, People to See
Kent Doughty . . . Places to Go, 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.

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