Although I’d driven through Olympia, Washington numerous times in my life, I’d never stopped and explored there. I knew it was smaller than Seattle and Tacoma, but I just assumed it was similar, with cityscape surrounded by suburbs. So, I was quite pleasantly surprised to discover that Olympia has more of an old town feel to it, with close streets and older buildings. It has kind of a Bohemian vibe too. There are shops with names like Earth Magic and the Druid’s Nook and even the antique stores seem a little new agey, at least from what I could tell by looking in the windows. I liked it!
I also liked walking around the Capitol Campus. We were there after sunset and it was a bit dark for photos so I tried to compensate for the low light by shooting HDR images. My battery was very low and my camera kind of stuttered throughout each HDR image, so they’re not super clear, but I still like them better than the midday shots I took the next afternoon.
Linking to Cee’s Which Way Challenge