Hidden Places Walking Tour


A spontaneous date on Saturday! Very last-minute. No chance for me to list 2 dozen reasons I can’t go. 🙂

On the Hidden Places, Secret Spaces tour
we follow the masking-tape arrows
and discover a 3rd-floor ballroom
in a 1902 building
with so many steps
you wonder how women
climbed up there in ball gowns.

There’s a mural in progress,
plenty of cracked plaster
and a postcard-worthy view.

3rd floor ball room


mural in progress



Down the block
we descend steps so rickety
only 2 people are allowed
at one time.
In the basement
a costumed tour guide
tells tales of the brick
as well as
the dress she made herself
from 8 yards of satin taffeta.

brick basement


Way in the back of The Cook’s Shop,
beyond the kitchen classroom,
is a courtyard garden,
invisible from the alley
and buildings on either side.

Cook's Shop


And from the penthouse patio
of the historic hotel
there’s view of charming view of downtown
and the river.






About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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