Sacramento City Walk - December 2019 (posted in mid-January, 2020)
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Hiker Geno has an avid interest in architecture and sometimes he travels to places just to see that, like to NYC or to Japan. Geno organized a monthly hike for 12 of us to see parts of the City which are currently being modernized or revitalized, such as the old R Street corridor.
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|starting from Tower Theatre on Broadway||off-Broadway street near old City Cemetery||modern retro homes on Yale St.||tour guide Geno|
|R Street was a RR & warehouse district||R Street||the walkers|
|West Elm, a furniture chain store||old rail line|
|small Aloe garden at Ice Block Project||Ginkgo tree||old Orchard Supply building|
|new condos||classic Victorian house||newer State office buildings|
|construction crane||Resources Agency Bldg. at 7th & O Sts.|
|Capitol under wraps||keeping the shell of the old Marshall Hotel||Geno|
|old & new on K Street||mural at former Tower Records store||< see note 1|
|Golden 1 Center||Old Sacramento||Delta King Hotel & Restaurant|
|< bldg. in West Sac., see note 2||historic Tower Bridge||Sacramento River promenade|
|Crocker Art Gallery||Crocker mansion||CalPers bldg.||heating & cooling Plant for State office buildings|
note 1 - This modernistic building from the 90s is named the Renaissance Tower, but locals call it "the Darth Vader building". I used to work just a few blocks away & saw it all the time. The building sometimes reflects light in interesting & unexpected ways, especially approaching sunset.
note 2 - this is the Ziggurat Bldg. by local architect Edwin Kado, formerly occupied by the Money Store and now housing the State Dept. of General Services.
The hikers stopped for a light lunch at a cafe across from the Golden 1 Center, the new Sacramento Kings basketball arena.
Walkers today had fine December weather, following two days of rain storms, so it was great to be out & about. The group today walked 7 miles.
All photos were taken with a Canon G16.