The hotel and festival are smack dab in the middle of an interesting downtown area. I set out a couple times to explore and eat. What a cool spot! I can’t wait to return – even as an overnighter. Tacoma’s about an hour and 30 from home traffic depending-
Some sights within just a few block radius from the Murano Hotel where we stayed:
I live in a small town. Which I love and wouldn’t trade. Sometimes I need the re-charge that city exploration provides.
I found the lovliest glass buttons in this antique shop filed with curiosities-
Curiosities as such-
Retired store signs, displays, lighting, furniture-
A classic theater building-
On the last day I had just a couple hours to spare so I skipped full entrance to the Chihuly Museum. I wanted to save that for a time I could really take my time.
The walk around it, however, has many outdoor installations-
In the ceiling of the overpass bridge-
I fell hard for the copper on the old Union Station building, now a District Courthouse.
And then back to class…
I can’t wait to return to explore Tacoma some more!