Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quick Trip to Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR - April 2011

I hopped up to Vancouver, WA (not the one in Canada!) for a quick trip this past week working at a conference. It was my first time visiting the Pacific Northwest. The air was crisp and fresh with a serene scenery. I wished I had more time to explore.

The Esther Short park is right across the street from the hotel we stayed in downtown Vancouver. This park has a beautiful clock tower that I just couldn't get enough of. Established in 1853, this park is the oldest public park in the state of Washington.

After I finished giving two presentations, my colleague and I ventured out to explore a bit before the evening reception. We came across this cool little area called "Turtle Place." This new public plaza displays artwork and pieces made out of recycled and reused items. Here's a beautiful piece called "Romona Falls."