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Room With a View
The nice Visitor's Center ladies suggested the Port Townsend Harborside Inn and I was impressed with the quiet, cozy room and the view!
The Manresa Castle
Just looking at the building from up the block gave me a strange chill. My first impression was that is was an asylum.
Outside the building feels that way.
Manresa Castle Exterior
Despite it's history and strangeness, the edifice is quite beautifully constructed. It seems out of place for it to be on a normal block, across the street from a QFC.
Another deck view from my room. The lights and sunset were a wonderful treat for the eyes.
Across the Way
Not until the next morning (October 21, 2012) did I know I could see Manresa from the Inn. Ironically my room number (302) is the same as the supposed creepiest room at Manresa.
Manresa Lobby and Sitting Room
The original furnishings and interior details have been maintained, refurbished and/or re-created. Like going back in time.
The (infamous) Breakfast Room
Before seeing the program (video above) which aired years after my visit, I knew right away there was something wrong with this area of the building. I literally could not get past the stairs.
Port Townsend is very old (Victorian era) yet it also holds contemporary creative shops and art galleries.
Fun, Funny, Funky
I love this kind of stuff!
This is one of the largest antiques shops I've wandered into. The whole establishment is about a block long and has two floors. Beautiful brass and crystal things!
I had to photograph these. This is the kind of detail one also finds in old New York City. There was a time when detailed craftmanship went into architecture.
The Pier / Pope Marine Park
I sat here eating a lovely scoop of Tomato/Basil/Cinnamon icecream from Elevated Ice Cream & Candy Shop on Water Street.
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