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Archive for April, 2019

Outdoor Art in Coeur d’Alene, ID

Coeur d’Alene is filled with art.  Along the downtown streets utility boxes are painted, and there are many outdoor sculptures.  Along the Centennial Trail and in parks there are big outdoor sculptures.  Next to parking lots there are big sculptures.  Here are some I found:

Photos by Katelon T Jeffereys

Here are just a few of the painted utility boxes.  The Moose is a favorite here in town. There are Moose sculptures in the park, a Moose sculpture on top of a local commercial building, and various Moose sculptures scattered around to signal the Moose trail that leads to and over Tubbs hill and around other areas.

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This is a sculpture of Chief Morris Antelope, a Chief of one of the local tribes.  This sculpture is along the Centennial trail heading west, just before Hwy 95 crosses it.  This is next to the Spokane River.

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This carved Eagle is in the city park, next to the lake and Centennial trail. You can see Tubbs Hill in the background and also the Rotary Bandstand mentioned in my previous CDA post (link at the bottom).

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This sculpture is next to an art gallery and parking lot. I’m not sure if it is a big bunny or what 🙂

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This lyrical sculpture is next to Tubbs Hill, the lake, and lake front grass area that is between Coeur d”Alene resort and the library.  The area has basketball courts, a dog park, a playground, wooden bench swings, and lovely paths to walk.

You can check out my previous CDA post here:

So if you are in the area, come check out this gem of a city.  There are numerous lakes north of here, wonderful parks, lots of art, friendly people, and many beautiful places to explore in and around the area.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and like it. Please join the conversation and leave a comment.  Thanks for joining me on my walks and journey!

Love, katelon

Lovely Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

On a visit to lovely Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, I walked along the lake following the Centennial Trail both east and west of downtown.  From the west, the trail follows the river, goes past the University, the city park, Coeur d’Alene resort and marina, the library, through neighborhoods and then next to the golf course, the East part of the CDA resort, past another marina and on.  What I’ve enjoyed most about these walks, besides the beauty of the landscape, is how friendly everyone is, from young to old, with most people smiling or saying hello.  This is quite different than my experience in Spokane, WA.    So….join me on this walk and take in the beauty along with me!

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photos by Katelon T Jeffereys

This is the Sherman Fort Chapel, built in 1880.  There are other original buildings on the North Idaho College campus.  This one is next to it.

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This is a view from the trail, looking south to Coeur d’Alene Lake.

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The Rotary Bandstand is in the city park. I found this wonderful sign on a wall of the bandstand.

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This is a part of the marina.  On the left of the photo you can see a bit of Tubbs Hill, a wonderful hill with trails.  You can access this hill from the west side, seen here and the east side. 

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This was taken on the trail of Tubbs Hill that I had accessed from the East trailhead.  It is wonderful to hike as it is short, right next to the downtown and yet it feels like you are miles away from a town.  I just noticed the heart shaped light area showing among the shadows on the trail.  🙂

These sweet reflection photos were taken along the trail east of downtown.

Thanks for joining me on this walk.  Come check out this wonderful town.  I love that it is small, easy to get around, has many restaurants, little shops, art galleries, and during the summer months there are many concerts. 

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