This Is Not Your Grandma's Downtown
This last week I ran into several friends and acquaintances as I shuffled around downtown. I visited with an old co-worker and got the latest office buzz, I received an update on a new boyfriend from a girl living in Brownes Addition, I was pestered by another local photographer about when and where my next show would be, and as the week progressed I stepped back and was shocked at seeing how much downtown has changed since I started exploring it 5 years ago.
It use to be that downtown Spokane was where people went to work from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday. Now a days you have business people, artists of all sorts of disciplines, dedicated sport enthusiasts, shoppers, boys holding boys hands, girls holding girls hands, young emos and hipsters brooding, in short a collective of truly unique and dynamic souls coexisting in a centralized area. It really goes to show how the downtown scene is shaping up and I couldn't be more thrilled with the direction downtown Spokane is going.