Hidden Places Walking Tour

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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

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mural in progress

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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

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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

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

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tickets

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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