So I do.
Thing 31: Make a path for people to follow and invite them to try it out.
When Dougie did this, he posted his map (L= left, R=right, C=center):
So with his directions palmed on a Post-It note, I take off.
Funny thing about this exercise is that I live in the old original Tacoma, which was platted per the jagged shoreline.
The result is a trapezoidal-shaped district where the streets run and intersect at crazy angles, triangles and shapes.
Therefore, after cruising 10 blocks, I’m deposited at a spot a mere three blocks from my abode!
To an outsider, I look like a crazy lady walking in circles! Or at least a lost one.
No mind, it’s a little adventure, a nice day (!!!!) and I do love to walk.
I end up here:
A little history since we landed here. Built in 1926, the theater features an Egyptian style interior, seats 1,800 and still houses its original Kimball organ. The theater no longer shows movies but holds live events.
Back then, the Temple boasted the widest proscenium arch of any theater or hall in the Pacific Northwest. It also hosted appearances from stars including Tallulah Bankhead and Lucille Ball.
The theater’s haunted. Specters of a young dancing girl and a janitor who was fatally crushed in an elevator accident have been seen and felt.
Back to the awning.
This is cool ‘cause while I’ve explored just about every street and alleyway and nook and cranny there is to walk in this neighborhood (the result of ongoing unemployment), I’d never had real reason or occasion to come into the dead-end that drops down a steep slope.
Where’s this awning lead?
Down several steps to this small seating area.
Then down the steep steps:
And there you be! Deposited at the old grand ballroom.
Doors are locked this time of day. Entrance and exit denied. Except to the ghosts.