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.