Daily Photo Map
It’s the end of 2020. All is quiet. What will the new year bring? This picture of “quietness” was taken along Rutter ParkWay in north Spokane.
On December 21, 2020, a rare event will occur in the night sky… And it has not been seen in over eight centuries. On this date, Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in our solar system will conjunct to form what’s sometimes referred to as the “Christmas Star” or the “Star of Bethlehem.”
The downtown Riverfront Park is ablaze with lights and festivities. The Winter Market features various vendors, both outside and inside. It is fun to see our community show great spirt as we endeavor to thrive, in spite of covid restrictions.
Churches and synagogues have always been intriguing. Design of structure, purpose, age, current use….all of interest. This is St. Luke Lutheran Church in the middle of a major remodel.
Spokane has welcomed a new business. Chick-fil-A! We are all so excited we’re willing to remain in line for over an hour to place an order for a chicken sandwich and waffle fries. It was an adventure, at least!
This is probably one of my favorite subjects to photograph. There’s a long and interesting history regarding the structure and the 29 year old architect, J. W. Ritchie. The Court House was finally occupied in November, 1895. Today, the courthouse houses the offices of the Board of County Commissioners, Assessor, Treasurer, Auditor, Clerk, and Superior Court Courtrooms, offices, and support services.
Originally built as the U.S. Federal Pavilion for Expo ’74, the Pavilion was a gift to Spokane from the United States government. The Pavilion represents a major image for the city’s skyline. Riverfront Park is humming with activity this holiday season, with the light shows at the Pavilion a major attraction.
We rarely take notice of our stately bull pines. A little dusting of snow, however, and it’s Christmas card worthy! Inus ponderosa, commonly known as the ponderosa pine, bull pine, blackjack pine, western yellow-pine, or filipinus pine is a very large pine tree species of variable habitat native to mountainous regions of western North America. It is the most widely distributed pine species in North America.:4
The Cathedral of St. John – 1926 . The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the city of Spokane. The cathedral is also one of the biggest in the state of Washington reaching 197 ft tall. This picture is taken from the East side (rear) of the building.